In Germany we have clear restrictions of internet downloading. Usually violations against copyright will be pursued, as in the cases of the Waldorf Frommer’s copyright infringement warning letter.
The copyright infringement warning letter from Waldorf Frommer is a so called cease and desist letter (German: „Abmahnung“). The opposing party – a copyright holder which is being represented by Waldorf Frommer – claims that you have infringed and/or offended the German Copyright Act (“Urheberrechtsgesetz” – UrhG). They claim that you have either downloaded a copyright protected file from the internet and/or have made available such file for download in the internet.
We recommend, not to sign this declaration to Cease and Desist right away!
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Über Karsten Gulden
Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht