sábado, 26 de janeiro de 2013

German court rules users can be compensated for Internet outages

URL: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/german-court-rules-users-can-be-compensated-for-internet-outages/

A German high court has ruled that the loss of Internet access is comparable to losing a car and is therefore "essential." As such, users can now claim compensation from their ISP after extended outages.

On Thursday, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled in the case of a German man who was unable to use his home DSL connection (as well as his phone and fax line), for two months between late 2008 and early 2009.

As Reuters reports, "Under German law the loss of use of essential material items can be compensated."

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