Quote of the day: “We have no desire to criminalise Internet users who download illegally”. It sounds like a contradiction, but actually Aldo Olcese, president of the Spanish Coalition of Creators and Content Industries, is acknowledging that the focus has shifted away from punishing individual file-sharers, and towards battling torrent tracker sites. Olcese says there are more than 200 of them in Spain, so it’s quite a task. “It is no exaggeration to say that Spain has become a paradise for global piracy,” he said. The Coalition now accepts that three-strikes style internet disconnections won’t happen in Spain, but still hopes the government may support slowing down the broadband speeds of persistent offenders. Last week, ISP trade body Redtel said it wouldn’t support such a policy.

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