March 10, 2005

Germany: Domain name holder liable for the *content* of a site

BNA's Electronic Commerce & Law Report reports that a German court has ruled that an individual listed in a domain name registration record as the administrative contact person may be held liable for Web site content that violates competition law. The court reasoned that, in the event that a Web site was in violation of competition law, the administrative contact was playing a contributory role.

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