European Court: roommates can't blame each other for illegal downloads


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Prosecuted illegal downloaders can’t just blame a family member or roommate of the illegal download to stay out of court, according to a ruling of the European Court of Justice today.


So now in Europe you are guilty until YOU prove your innocence?


My thoughts exactly. If you shift the burden of proof from the prosecutor/plaintiff to the defendant, the defendant will almost always loose, even if said defendant didn’t actually violate the law.

When it comes to maintaining an unjust system, I guess justice becomes irrelevant.