Fault liability is to be abolished completely for Wi-Fi operators

on Wednesday, the Federal Government adopted the draft of the “third act amending the Telemedia Act” presented by Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Brigitte Zypries. After the fault liability for Wi-Fi operators is to be abolished so that finally several disabled attempts . The finding in paragraph 8, that Wi-Fi operators not for the content uploaded by the Wi-Fi users are responsible and the incurred costs must not carry, is the most important change in the . With him is that Wi-Fi operators neither may be required, must require a password to register users of them clarified also. “

 on the basis of fault liability set up free Wi-Fi hotspots so far mainly from telecommunications providers such as here in Cologne was driven NetCologne not subject to her (image: NetCologne). on the basis of fault liability set up free Wi-Fi hotspots so far mainly from telecommunications providers such as here in Cologne was driven NetCologne not subject her to (image : NetCologne).

also clarifies that Wi-Fi operator for infringement of the user can not be forced to discontinue the offer. The option that rights holder may, require the blocking of certain specifically named websites WiFi operators if users have spread illegal copyrighted content, remains still. This is possible in most cases but with technically at a reasonable cost.

“with the now adopted Bill we clear the way for more open Wi-Fi in Germany. In addition, the fault liability will be abolished right sure. Now Café owners and others can offer open Wi-Fi for your customers without worry”, explains Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Brigitte Zypries in a press release . Wi Fi service provider no longer sit out the risk, to be reminded, if users obtain illegal content from the Internet for a fee. Zypries continued: “you have your Wi-Fi encrypt, nor need an intermediate page.” You must verify the identity of their users.”

the obstacles that so far have been for the establishment of an open Wi-Fi hotspots in Germany, were thus abolished. “We expect us the decisive push for more open hotspots of Wi-Fi, to catch up in the Europe-wide comparison”, Zypries is confident.

 attitude of the population to the Wi-Fi interference he liability (graphic: Lancom) attitude of the population to the Wi-Fi interference he liability (graphic: Lancom)

concession to the rights holders is that”individual specifically named websites”may require the blocking by WiFi operators, unless a user has illegally distributed copyrighted content. It aims to prevent the recurrence of the infringement. The rights holder must present but that he can just turn off the injury to his right in the specific case. The acquire lock for single Web pages must also be “reasonable and proportionate”. It is important that neither pre-and out-of-court costs – are allowed the Wi-Fi operators for what might make the whole matter for the relevant law firms of cease and desist letters unattractive.

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