Negotiations between Spanish ISP association Redtel and the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries have broken down, after Redtel rejected the latter’s suggestions of cutting off the internet access of persistent file-sharers. “We will resume the negotiation only when the government puts on the table the measures it has planned,” says Redtel president Miguel Canalejo. Interestingly, the Coalition – which includes Spanish labels body Promusicae and collecting society SGAE – had watered down its proposals to simply slowing down offenders” broadband. However, Canalejo says this isn”t on either: “Reducing access speed is impossible from a technical point of view. Besides, it would be useless. Music would continue to be downloaded with a slower connection.”

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