Kyle Schmitt wrote:
> Really?  What type of crime is it.  Completely off topic, but it's 
> interesting.

Actually, it's theft, too, just not in the shoplifting-sense.

The German term would be "Urheberrechtsverletzung" (copyright 
infringement): unlicensed, and not explicitly exempt by law (53 UrhG), 
copying and distribution of a copyrighted work, and / or usage of such a 
work.

This is covered in 106 UrhG (Urheberrechtsgesetz: Copyright law).

Disclaimer: IANAL.

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