19 Jun 2017 | News

"GRUR" with article on vicarious liability - by Dr S Jaworski and Prof J.B. Nordemann.

Wirting in the GRUR (6/2017, S. 567 et seq), the two lawyers Dr. Stanislaus Jaworski and Prof. Dr. Jan B. Nordemann contributed an article on "Vicarious liability of intermediaries regarding infringement on the internet". Using several decision of the LG Munich I, they explain how vicarious liability for intermediaries can come into focus with certain business models. The background was the case centred on the file hosting service "uploaded". The article sets out the state of the law in the field of copyright and evaluates the direction of European developments. The authors' conclusion: "On closer inspection, it is astounding just how small a role vicarious liability of intermediaries has had on practice and jurisprudence up to now. Claims associated with vicarious liability can make a considerable contribution towards effective enforcement of copyright.

Subscribers to GRUR can access the article here.