Court: ISP subscribers not liable for pirating family members

This is a court case in Germany that has drawn a lot of international attention.

Germany’s Supreme Court has just handed down a landmark ruling on the liability of Internet subscribers in copyright disputes. Overturning an earlier decision by a lower court the Federal Court of Justice said that an account holder could not be held liable for piracy carried out by an adult family member if he had no reason to believe any was being carried out.

Not clear how this ruling will impact other countries, but it is a precedent.