Spanish software developer Pablo Soto is in court this week, facing demands for damages of €13 million from the major labels for its work on P2P software Blubster, Piolet and Manolito P2P. The plaintiffs claim that more than 25 million people have downloaded free music using one or more of these clients, and the case is already being referred to locally as “the Spanish Pirate Bay”. It’s a civil case rather than a criminal case, with the labels claiming Soto has been making a profit from copyright infringement, while he claims he’s not responsible for what users do with his software.

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