Federal Court of Justice

  1. German High Court Rules ISPs Must Disclose Identities of Illegal Filesharers To Copyright Holders

    August 14, 2012 2:14 PM EDT The German indie distributor Tonpool filed a case against a German ISP to release the name and information about a filesharer who illegally distributed the song "Bitte Hör Nicht Auf Su Träumen" by Zavier Naidoo (above). MUNICH - Germany& ...

  2. German Biz Welcomes Telecoms Data Storage Ruling

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST In Germany it is no longer legal for mass telephone and Internet data to be stored in the absence of any specific suspicion of criminal activity. The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has rejected a law providing for data to be stor ...

  3. Secondary Ticket Service Denies German Court Ban

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Smartfox Media has hit back after Frankfurt-based promoter Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur (MLK) claimed victory in a legal battle over secondary tickets being sold on the Ventic online platform for Depeche Mode concerts in Germany. "Smartfox ...

  4. German Promoter Wins Depeche Mode Tickets Ruling

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoter Marek Lieberberg, based in Frankfurt, has fought back against the secondary ticket market after concerns about inflated prices for the Depeche Mode tour. The District Court of Munich prohibited dealing in indirectly purchased conc ...

  5. German Ringtone Ruling

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Germany's Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in Karlsruhe has delivered a ruling on the licensing of music as a ringtone for mobile phones. According to a Dec. 18 decision, as a rule a simple license from the collecting society GEMA ...