The German Federal Government has recently presented its controversial draft to the EU Commission concerning WLAN  providers’ liability in respect of disturbances. The draft has undergone minor revision after strong criticism from public authorities as well as commercial and private providers. The draft now stipulates that WLAN providers shall not be principally responsible for infringements by WLAN users and that any liability as a result of disturbances should be avoided through reasonable protective measures.

Draft Second Act Amending the Telemedia Act