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Germany’s top court backs online copyright owners

Emma Barraclough, London

Germany’s highest court has boosted copyright owners in a ruling that clarifies liability for IP infringement in user-generated content on the web

The plaintiff had sued, a user-generated recipe website, alleging that some of his photographs had been illegally uploaded by the website’s users. In a decision issued in November, but only published in full last week, the Court upheld rulings...

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