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Monday, December 2, 2013

German Court Rules On Online Provider Liability

A Stuttgart appeals court has found that an online reference service (here Wikipedia) may have no liability if persons contributing to it provide content that violates German law without the knowledge of the online service. However, if the online service does have knowledge of that violation and does nothing to comply with German law, including removing the content, it may open itself up to liability. Here's a link to the ruling in German. The site does provide a translation option; beware, however--the result is bumpy.

More here from PC World.

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