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  1. No. That would be like burning down a house and giving the matches back to the shopkeeper. And it doesn't matter how long the torrent was available for, the fact still remains that it was available. So fingers crossed for the next 3 years and hope nothing comes through!


  2. "Travelling within the EU (or into the EU from another ‘listed’ country)

    When travelling to or returning to the UK from another EU or non-EU listed country your pet needs:


    a microchip

    a rabies vaccination (make sure your pet is microchipped first or the vaccination won’t count)

    a pet passport or official third country veterinary certificate

    tapeworm treatment (for dogs only)

    You must also use an authorised carrier and an approved route.


    You must wait 21 days from the date of the rabies vaccination before travelling."


    So I would say you're ok as the vaccinations are up to date and the last one was more than 21 days prior. Of course I'm not a professional, blah blah blah.


  3. Yes, Dow is in Leuna. But the people I know from there all were German and most didn't speak that much English to be honest. Despite being an American company, I really don't think they'll have anything for a non-German speaker. If they had my ex would probably have tried to get me a job there with her. The only need for English there is communicating with external suppliers/distribution networks, everything internal is German.


  4. I'm no expert (despite being in charge of leave planning for 300 odd people!) but I've never seen an employment contract that specifies when you can take your leave. It tells you how many days you are entitled to, but my feeling is that if a company want to tell you when you can take them, then they are perfectly legal as long as they still allow you to take the days as contracted. I'm no legal expert and it's just my opinion based on general contract wording, but I find it hard to see how you can legally challenge it.


    We have a similar system with our pilots, but it is purely a union agreement within the company that those with school aged children get priority during the holidays, but based on where the kids go to school.


  5. Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.


    - Bruce Lee.


  6. With that analogy, all that is left in your flat is a dead body. And you. Try telling the police someone broke in and committed the murder! If your wifi is open, then he didn't break in, you left the door open.


    I'm not saying it's right (as you will see if you read my previous posts on this topic), but this is the way it is in Germany.


  7. Not necessarily. I believe that in the UK and France it no longer is deemed as evidence due to the inaccuracies presented in the way they obtain the dynamic addresses. Also certainly in the UK they have to physically prove that you personally were responsible for the download as an individual, not as an IP address owner. Be that directly, or by willingly giving explicit permission for a 3rd party to do so.


  8. Hi Krompop.

    Yes, the German legal system is shockingly bad regarding this. All they need as "proof" is an IP address and a file name, and that's you guilty. Most countries in Europe I looked at no longer deem this evidence to be sufficient due to it's dynamic nature, but as usual expect Germany to be 10 years behind. Also, yes, if the internet connection is in your name, whoever uses it for any purpose as the named "owner" you would be responsible.


    None of the distributors (be it music or other entertainment industries) will take you to court. What happens is, a media rights company will buy the legal online rights to the media from the likes of Warner Bros, and then make their money back and more by finding people to sue. Regarding your landlord, it depends if the connection is in your name or his. If it's yours, then they can't touch him. If it's in his, then they will keep coming back to him demanding payment. No idea what would happen if you disappear, as you're not registered here, and I should imagine will also not leave a forwarding address!