Friday, February 10, 2006

French Court Dismisses Criminal Copyright Uploading Case; Holds No Evidence of Intent; No Presumption of Bad Faith

A French court has held that uploading with a peer to peer file sharing
program does not give rise to any presumption of "bad faith", and dismissed
a criminal copyright case brought against a peer to peer file sharer for
uploading, on the ground that the prosecution had failed to prove intent.

The lawyer for the winning defendant was our friend Olivier Hugot of
HugotAvocat, in Paris, France, featured in our Directory of Lawyers Defending RIAA Lawsuits.

Keywords: copyright download upload peer to peer p2p file sharing filesharing music movies indie label freeculture creative commons pop/rock

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