Is it legal to watch TV online in Germany?

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#1

Is it legal to watch what other people have uploaded since I’m not sharing it with others (technically not breaking the P2P law)? Or will I get a fine for that?

People tell me they updated the law in 2005 so that watchers get in trouble too, but I’ve been told other wise by some.


#2

That depends on where you are in the world, laws are very different in Europe, Asia, America -> What sort of videos have they uploaded? Commercial videos, they possibly breaking the law (probably) … original non-copyrighted content, they’re breaking no laws (probably).

Maybe Deano/Mr_B can clarify laws in the EU.


#3

I would assume that watching online tv from an official website (like watching the news on a website of ARD or something), it is legal.


#4

[QUOTE=strawberriiiiiii;2596444]Is it legal to watch what other people have uploaded since I’m not sharing it with others (technically not breaking the P2P law)? Or will I get a fine for that?

People tell me they updated the law in 2005 so that watchers get in trouble too, but I’ve been told other wise by some.[/QUOTE]

As long as that upped stuff is not under copyright from SOMEONE, is it according to the actual german laws.

ELSE NOT!!


#5

[QUOTE=strawberriiiiiii;2596444]Is it legal to watch what other people have uploaded since I’m not sharing it with others (technically not breaking the P2P law)? Or will I get a fine for that?

People tell me they updated the law in 2005 so that watchers get in trouble too, but I’ve been told other wise by some.[/QUOTE]

You don’t get fined for watching.:disagree: You might get a virus but you won’t get fined.:wink: