Sony vs. McFadden – How to Fight a Publicly Open Wifi Hotspot in the EU

The European Court of Justice (CJEU or ECJ) yesterday gave judgment in McFadden (C-484-14) on the liability for user copyright infringement of those providing free Wi-Fi connections, see here

This preliminary reference arose from German proceedings against an Tobias McFadden, who provided a Wi-Fi connection which he had made free for public use for the purposes of promoting his lighting business near Munich.

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