A German court has refused to order ISPs to hand over user details to the music industry. The incident is not the first in Germany, and follows the opinion of a European Court of Justice Advocate-General backing the stance.
More here:- http://www.out-law.com/page-8353
The basis for the ruling appears to be that it is a civil offence and not criminal unless undertaken for profit. Common sense prevails for once.
European file sharers can relax for the moment!