View Full Version : Filesharing Laws

October 17th, 2007, 11:06 PM
A very prominent German talk show (Stern TV) just showed a program on file sharing laws.

Some interesting things I did not know:

It is legal, to make copies of music you own and to share this with your friends and relatives because this is under the realm of personal privacy. It is also legal to record music from online radio stations.

For those who speak German, there is a FAQ being created as I type this where users can post questions and two lawyers are answering them here (http://www.stern.de/tv/sterntv/600312.html).

October 17th, 2007, 11:12 PM
That may be legal in Germany, but in the US, fair use is being curtailed on a daily basis and is well on its way to making the simplest of sharing illegal.

October 17th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Yes sorry I forgot to mention that this applies to Germany specifically and certain EU countries broadly.