by Mike Masnick
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 10:34pm
Thomas points us to the news of a recent, rather surprising copyright ruling in Germany, in which a movie distributor wanted to sue a user who had uploaded "large portions of the movie Werner Eiskalt." However, the court ruled that YouTube did not have to turn over the information, because the uploader did not distribute the films "on a commercial scale." The court apparently admits that this may have been infringing, but unless it's at a commercial scale, there is no requirement to reveal the uploader. Either way, it appears that YouTube took down the videos as soon as it was told about them.
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