The thesis discuses about peer-to-peer technology and easy availability of an Internet access which are prerequisites to a rapid growth of sharing data online. File sharing activities are managing without the copyright holder’s permission and so there is a great opportunity of infringing exclusive rights. The popular pee-to-peer website which is enabling immediate file sharing is for example www.thepiratebay.org – the object of this thesis. The copyright law is obviously breaching by end users who are committing these acts. However, on the following pages we are dealing with the third party liability – liability of online intermediaries for unlawful acts committed by their users.
A file sharing through the pee-to-peer networks brings benefits for the Internet users. They need no special knowledge in order to learn how to use the technology. The service of www.thepiratebay.org website is offering simultaneously users an access to a broad spectrum of legal content and a copyright protected works. The service is mainly free of charge and the users can find a data they are interested in quickly and in a users’ friendly format.
The aim of the thesis is to compare the actual jurisprudential status of liability of intermediary information society service providers for the file sharing activities on www.thepiratebay.org.