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


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/european-court-roommates-cant-blame-each-other-for-illegal-downloads-85303/

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.


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


#3

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.