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Germany: Criminal Investigation against Google

A criminal investigation has been launched against Google in Hamburg, Germany, because of its YouTube web site. Jens Schippmann, attorney of a group of several German independent labels, publishers and artists has filed claims with the public prosecutor's office. He alleges that Google didn't respond to requests to take down more than 8000 infringing videos and that users would utilize YouTube as a kind of "covert file-sharing platform".
It is still unclear if the ongoing investigation will ever lead to a court case.
For more information see: Spahr, Wolfgang, German Indies, Artists, File against YouTube/Google,



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