Tag: spain

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File-sharing? It’s just like lending books…

Not our view, but that of Spanish judges, ruling on a lawsuit against P2P site CVCDGO. They ruled that the site does not violate copyright law because it doesn't actually host infringing content - it merely links to it. But...
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OpenBitTorrent back online after legal troubles

Last month, BitTorrent tracker site OpenBitTorrent was taken offline, after losing a case in the Swedish Court of Appeals originally launched by several movie studios.
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IDC report pegs Spanish piracy cost at $6.3 billion

New research from IDC's Spanish division claims that online piracy is costing the Spanish creative industries $6.3 billion a year in lost sales of music, films, games and books....
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Spanish P2P mogul launches new media search engine

Pablo Soto has been a thorn in the side of the Spanish music industry for a while now, having launched file-sharing services Blubster, Piolet and Manolito.
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Linking to pirate sites is not illegal, rules Spanish court

Spanish copyright society SGAE has been defeated again in its battle to have sites which link to copyright-infringing content declared illegal. A Spanish court has upheld an earlier ruling that such links are not the same...
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Spain tweaks fast-track shutdown proposals for piracy sites

The Spanish government has reworked its proposals for fast-track shutdowns of sites accused of facilitating piracy. The original proposal was announced in November, and would have allowed its new intellectual property commission...
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Spanish industry bodies appeal to government over piracy measures

A coalition of Spanish creative industry bodies has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, calling for the government to stick to its guns with its planned anti-piracy legislation.
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Spanish anti-piracy group’s website hacked by P2P activists

Spanish anti-piracy body Promusicae is the latest to suffer from the rage of piratical hackers, having had its website replaced by a manifesto on the rights of Internet users. The hack is in response to the Spanish government’s...
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Spanish anti-piracy laws to target sites, not individuals

Spain plans to publish its plans for anti-piracy legislation on 14 December, and vote on them by the end of the year, culture minister Angeles Gonzales-Sinde has announced.
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EU backs internet access restrictions for pirates

The EU has paved the way for more three-strikes legislation across Europe, after dropping an amendment to its telecoms bill ruling that internet access was a fundamental right. Now the proposed legislation allows internet...
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Spain gets movie soundtracks digital store

Perhaps the reason so many Spanish people file-share is there's no legal way to buy movie soundtracks as a la carte digital files.
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Spanish file-sharer downloads thousands of movies and songs… and gets off

There's been much discussion of Spain's curious position as a top-ten music market, but also a top-ten market for online piracy.