Dr. Strangelaw, or How Portugal Learned to Stop Worrying and Love P2P

João Pedro Quintais, “Dr. Strangelaw, or how Portugal learned to stop worrying and love P2P”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2013) 8 (3): 193-196 doi:10.1093/jiplp/jps220

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-68

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2013-08

6 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2013 Last revised: 10 Jan 2014

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João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: November 7, 2013

Abstract

A recent decision by a Public Prosecutor in a criminal case in Portugal, based on an Opinion by the Prosecutor General's Office, considers download acts by peer-to-peer (P2P) users to be covered by the private use limitation, raises the possibility that acts of upload are also covered by it and considers IP addresses insufficient evidence upon which to prosecute users.

Keywords: copyright, Portugal, p2p, download, upload, exceptions and limitations, private use, exclusive rights, piracy, internet

JEL Classification: O34, K11, K14, K19, K42

Suggested Citation

Quintais, João, Dr. Strangelaw, or How Portugal Learned to Stop Worrying and Love P2P (November 7, 2013). João Pedro Quintais, “Dr. Strangelaw, or how Portugal learned to stop worrying and love P2P”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2013) 8 (3): 193-196 doi:10.1093/jiplp/jps220, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-68, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2013-08, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351182

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