Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday March 16, 2016

Open WiFi Operators Are Not Liable for Pirating Users

I know this story took place in Germany but still, regardless what country you live in, shouldn't it be obvious by now that you can't hold shop owners liable just for providing free wi-fi internet access?

Restaurants, bars and shops that offer their customers free and open Wi-Fi are not liable for pirating users. This is the advice Advocate General Szpunar has sent to the EU Court of Justice in what may turn out to be a landmark case. While there's no direct liability, the AG notes that local courts may issue injunctions against Wi-Fi operators and long as they are fair and balanced.