https://phonewscomputer.com/technology/illegal-file-sharing-and-children.html Parents must pay for illegal actions of their children
One family, three adult children. Must the parents pay if one of the children offers music illegally for exchange? The judgment of the Federal Court of Justice is clear. Parents must pay compensation for the illegal participation of their children in the age of music or film exchanges on the Internet, if they know which child committed the offense, but whose names do not want to surrender to the rights owner.
In such cases, copyright and property rights are heavier than the protection of the family, the Federal Court of Justice (District Court, 1 ZR 19/16) decided.
Name secret, self-pay
In the initial case, the Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court) Munich had condemned the parents of three adult children to more than 3,500 euros for damages and warning expenses. One of the children had the album Loud of the singer Rihanna on the Internet to the so-called file sharing via the internet connection of the family. Phone Computer News