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Submission + - Germans reject file-sharing paranoia (

athloi writes: "German prosecutors have begun denying requests to force ISPs to identify the subscribers behind IP addresses, saying that the alleged file-sharing was a "petty offense." According to German-language Heise Online, the court said that the labels did not explain how a "criminally relevant damage" could have arisen from the alleged file-sharing. Unlike the US legal system, German law has no provision allowing for civil proceedings to obtain ISP subscriber info. -sharing-is-a-petty-offense-say-german-prosecutors .html"

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Germans reject file-sharing paranoia

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