German court: the internet is essential!

News Feb 26, 2013

Officials confirm what we all already suspected

A German court has laid down the law on the Internet, ruling that people have a right to claim compensation from service providers if their web access is disrupted.

The ruling surrounded a man who was unable to use his DSL connection for two months between 2008 and 2009 and he succeeded in his claim because the loss of use of “essential material items” can indeed be compensated.

On the basis that the court therefore ruled that the Internet is an essential part of life, the man won his case. Surely everyone already knew that we can’t live without the Internet, didn’t they?