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German Federal Court Rules That Internet Connection Is Crucial To Everyday Life 110

Qedward writes "Internet access is as crucial to everyday life as having a phone connection and the loss of connectivity is deserving of financial compensation, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled. Because having an internet connection is so significant for a large part of the German population, a customer whose service provider failed to provide connectivity between December 2008 and February 2009 is entitled to compensation, the court ruled today. 'It is the first time the court ruled that an internet connection is as important a commodity as having a phone,' said court spokeswoman Dietlind Weinland. The court, however, denied the plaintiff's request of €50 a day for his fax machine not working."
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German Federal Court Rules That Internet Connection Is Crucial To Everyday Life

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    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 24, 2013 @11:15PM (#42687289)

    My wife does not want to have sex because she says she eat too tired


  • by Pseudonym Authority ( 1591027 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:27AM (#42687701)
    Actually, it's the opposite: more internet is good for you. For example, The Wired turned Lain into a god. Personally, the internet has transformed me into a being of superhuman intelligence; induced by the heated intellectual arguments that only the internet can provide. Following health advice from wise sages on blogspot has brought me to the pinnacle of human fitness as well. Exposure to great amounts of East-Asian media has left me a cultured man of refined tastes and deeply philosophical places such as Tumblr have opened my eyes to the discrimination that fat people face and the hetero-normative agenda to keep the genderqueer down. My productivity at work is much higher than my peers, as I may freely sip from the great fountains of knowledge that are the various SEO'd sites that I may copy things from. I have entered over thirty thousand entries into my HOSTS file and my computer blazes past the tired machinery the commoners use. Before finding the Internet, I was barely a man, but a long abandoned 28.8 kpbs US Robotics Softmodem changed my life.
  • by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Friday January 25, 2013 @02:31AM (#42688253)

    SOME people even think it's poison!

    That's why I only drink mountain dew.

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