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Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Intellectual Property, Internet |

Germany: September 1, making public the names of thousands of offenders P2P

Germany: September 1, making public the names of thousands of offenders P2P

This was confirmed by the German law firm Urmann. According to the firm, from September 1 to begin making public the details of each individual who has violated the copyright of their customers through the sharing of files, most of the porn industry. Moreover, according to the law firm will begin with the IP of the defendants resgistradas in churches, police stations and even members of the Arab embassies. All this without going through the courts.

A movement that becomes more radical end started by RIAA and other companies with the famous letters in exchange for avoiding a trial. In this case the movement comes from Europe in a statement released by the firm on its website.

According Urmann, have a large number of file-sharing cases end. Before going through the courts, the company will launch a campaign of persuasion against their defendants.

And is that as of September 1 start releasing personal data of Internet account holders say they have violated the copyright of their customers. A number of detailed but not very likely to be thousands of them when you consider the number of previous claims, more than 150,000 people.

Not only that, this “humiliation” public without court verdict could be even worse. According to the newspaper Der Spiegel, most of the clients of the firm are not related to the music industry, but with hardcore porn the country .

To end this nonsense from torrent freak explained that the firm will start this public lynching with those IP addresses registered in churches, police stations and embassies of Arab countries.

And this is legal? According Urmann, they are authorized to do so on the basis of German law. They rely on a ruling of 2007 which ruled that it was legal for law firms publish the names of the defendants for their clients to advertise their services. The debate is whether the rule applies to ordinary citizens and not just as a company defendants.

A movement that becomes the monster created from the famous letters of coercion to not go through the courts. A step difficult to understand why the anti-piracy fight try to publicly humiliate the defendants without passing through the courts.

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