Share-Online.biz has been shut down - and now?
Share-Online.biz is considered one of the largest German Filehoster. Over this illegal copies of movies and series were distributed. The business model generated millions of sales.
Not only the operators of Share-Online.biz face fines and imprisonment. The customers of the file-sharing platform should not weigh in security either.
After a Stellungnahme The society for the prosecution of copyright infringement registered association (GVU) the Internet offer of Share-Online.biz was shut down by Cybercrime specialists of the public prosecutor's office Cologne and the police headquarters Aachen.
This is how the website of share-online.biz currently shows.
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Since the unauthorized exploitation of copyrighted works acc. § 106 UrhG is punishable. It says:
First of all, you should keep calm if you have used the offer of Share-Online.biz. According to a first statement of the prosecutor's office, they focus on the three operators of the platform. The allegation against the three defendants at the age of 40, 48 and 54 years is to aid for the commercial unauthorized exploitation of copyright works in a variety of cases.
The answer is very clear: yes!
However, the public prosecutor's office in Cologne will initially concentrate on the so-called "top uploaders" (source: https://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/share-online-biz-ermittler-schalt-groesstes-deutsches-filesharing- portal-ab-a-1291986.html).
Contact a cybercrime lawyer as soon as possible. He will be able to explain the further procedures to you. But above all, it pays to analyze how many files you have uploaded, in what quantity they have been distributed, and what kind of files they are (music, movies, etc.).