Tech Headline Watch 8/14

General Motors’ first plug-in electric car seems to be catching on with over 33,000 prospective buyers signed up. German legislature will only go after commercial-scale file-sharers, instead of prosecuting the average Joe.

Over 33,000 buyers signed up for GM electric “plug-in” car


(Reuters) In a bid to show the demand for the upcoming all-electric Chevrolet Volt, a proponent of the car has released details of an unofficial waiting list for the vehicle with over 33,000 prospective buyers. Read story.

Sharing 2999 Songs, 199 Movies Becomes ‘Safe’ in Germany

TorrentFreak Logo(TorrentFreak) Prosecutors in a German state have announced they will refuse to entertain the majority of file-sharing lawsuits in future. It appears that only commercial-scale copyright infringers will be pursued, with those sharing under 3000 music tracks and 200 movies dropping under the prosecution radar. Read story.


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