"Streaming is not per se a copyright infringing act of reproduction in Germany"
"The German ministry of Justice said that the act of offering a streaming service is not per se illegal in terms of copyright law. For it to be against the law, it must be beyond doubt that the content is indeed protected by copyright and that it was offered without authorisation of the rightholder. Additionally, it must be established that streaming is an act of "reproduction" in terms of copyright law in the case at hand. In this line of reasoning, offering a stream is not in itself an illegal form of content distribution, according to the German justice department."