Hamburg court holds people participating in encrypted networks responsible for traffic

In an unprecedented ruling, a court in Hamburg, Germany ruled against a user who was participating in an encrypted file sharing network called RetroShare, charging him with copyright infringement for the encrypted content that passed through his computer he that he had no access to.

This could be potentially devastating for internet freedom, as a precedent that establishes that people participating in networks like Tor could be held responsible for the content passed through their machines.

“Anonymous” File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal by German Court | TorrentFreak.

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