Interesting is this: EU law has changed a few months ago, so (German - only checked these myself) sites had to remove burn/back up programs/links. Copyright is changing - I think a reaction towards piracy, too late in many cases - but a clear signal towards Kazaa&Co. Have not checked if it is ratified right now, my knowledge is from 8th Aug. 2003. what I did not understand is => if it is already valid throughout EU and only has to be ratified in Germany or has done already (this materia is terribly difficult for me to understand):
Kiya

As this was discussed in the German Forum a few months ago, I'm taking out a few infos by Hellfighter, Wolfman, Barnabus etc. =>

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Verboten ist Software zu kopieren
--||-- ist Kopierschutz zu umgehen
--||-- ist das Benutzen sämtlicher Kopiertools
( Denn §95a Abs.§ sieht vor,
dass auch "herstellung und Verkauf von vorrichtungen, die der umgehung von technischen Schutzmechanismen dienen"verboten sind. Also Tools wie

Translation =>
It is prohibited to copy software
if copy protection can be avoided via tool
usage of all copy tools
As §95a says:
production or sale of tools, helping to avoid technical protection - so, tools as...

Links considered illegal (German sites reacted:)
CloneCD, Alcohol, ClonyXXL, DVDx, Movieejack, Gamejack

You are still allowed to make private backups - but when it comes to using certain tools ...

Kiya

The German link to this discussion, please click, if you understand this language

Please, don't misunderstand this post, I'm just informing. I guess US laws are different. I don't know if this law will help against piracy, but maybe a bit against uncontrolled copies.

Last edited by kiya; 10/06/04 12:01 PM.