U.S. Military Warns of German Copyright Troll Attacks

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“So what should you do if you received a demand letter from a law firm alleging an illegal download? Don’t ignore it, because mostly it can be assumed that the issued notice letter is basically legally sufficient.”

Most settlement letters demand a few hundred euros in damages and legal fees. U.S. soldiers and civilians who are targeted are not encouraged to pay up directly, but should consult a lawyer first.

“It is advisable not to communicate with the law firm and also not to sign any document, or to make any payments before consulting with an attorney,” the brief notes.

Klasse, das U.S. Militär schickt seinen in Deutschland tätigen Soldaten Handlungsanweisungen, wenn sie beim illegalen Download Filmen erwischt werden…