Mon, Nov. 08, 2004

$1,000 Fine for Decryption Sale

CK - Washington.   German trade associations representing sound industries note on their joint website today the conviction of a person who sold anti-copy software through an internet auction site. The Paderborn court of first instance assessed a fine of 800 Euros. Based on a prior cease-and-desist order the person had signed and which required him to abstain from such sale, he was also ordered to pay liquidated damages of $10,000 Euros. Presently, the sound and pictures industries are on a propaganda march through Germany. Politicians are known to adopt claims of phantom sales allegedly lost to internet downloads. The decision may be published at the Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht site.


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