File-sharing is a "petty offense," say German prosecutors

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has run into another roadblock in its legal battles against suspected file-sharers in Europe. German prosecutors have begun denying requests to force ISPs to identify the subscribers behind IP addresses, saying that the alleged file-sharing was a โ€œpetty offense.โ€

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070802-file-sharing-is-a-petty-offense-say-german-prosecutors.html

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And so it is :stuck_out_tongue:

I donโ€™t know what itโ€™s like in the rest of the world, notably the USA, but in Oz, people are fined for petty theft when caught [B]by the police[/B] stealing.