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Discussion => WinMx World News => Topic started by: GhostShip on July 28, 2005, 11:27:40 pm

Title: News From Austria
Post by: GhostShip on July 28, 2005, 11:27:40 pm
Seems that its too easy in Austria to obtain folks personal details without any legal protection for folks rights, more "shot on the dark" lawsuits on the way no doubt.  :o

Back in April an Austrian court decided that legally an (dynamic) IP address was the equivalent of a telephone number, thus covered by the low(er) privacy protection regime for metadata, instead of the telecommunications law regime. Now the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberste Gerichtshof) has confirmed this reasoning and decided that ISPs must hand over the names and addresses of their customers to rightsholders in case of infringement (decision July 26th). The Supreme Court thought it irrelevant whether the IP address was static or dynamic, and that constitutional, data protection and telecom provisions were deemed no barrier to the obligation of the providers.

Folks I feel the that the words Fair and Just, are something from the past , these days so many people are on the industry take, that regardless of anyones  guilt or innocence, big business is able to buy its way into our privacy, with no safeguards from those who should protect folks rights.. I hope they feel ashamed.