Three songs and you are disconnected from cyberspace??? Not in Germany where the industry may ‘turn piracy into profit’ by Sandra Schmitz & Thorsten Ries

Abstract: Musical and cinematographic works are shared on a large scale via the Internet, often disrespecting copyrights. State initiatives seek to curtail online copyright infringements in different ways; the latest being graduated response schemes, where the alleged infringer is initially warned twice before he is sanctioned. In this context questions arise inter alia as regards the identification of the actual infringer, information rights of the rightsholder, reliability of tracking methods or judicial review of the allegations.

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