Spain is already seen as one of the more problematic countries in terms of online piracy, despite the attempts of its government to crack down on illegal file-sharing. That perception won’t be helped by a demonstration in Madrid, at which 300 people demanded that the government abandon its anti-P2P efforts, and repeal its digital canon tax on devices that can copy music or films. The protest was organised by the Internet Users Association, and president Victor Domingo had stern words for lawmakers. “The contents industry must accept that business models that cannot compete in the new technological scenario have to disappear, and they cannot sustain themselves artificially at the cost of restricting civil liberties.”

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