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Password protected: Copyright infringement and public wifi networks

The CJEU finds that operators of public wifi networks such as shops and cafes can take advantage of the mere conduit exemption, but can be ordered to impose passwords. Earlier this year, we reported on Advocate General Szpunar’s Opinion in the matter of Tobias McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany…

New Adventures in Wifi

A CJEU case could ensure that providers of free wifi are not exposed to liability for their users’ actions.  Consumers increasingly expect that cafes, hotels, pubs and even shops offer free wifi access on the premises as part of their service.  If the businesses could be liable in damages for…