A report compiled by IDC Research for the Spanish Coalition of Content Creators and Industries claims that piracy in Spain cost rightsholders a massive €5.2 billion in the first half of 2010. That's based on pirated...
November 4, 2010
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...
June 10, 2010
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.
June 4, 2010
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....
June 2, 2010
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.
April 1, 2010
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...
March 17, 2010
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...
January 11, 2010
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.
December 21, 2009
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...
December 4, 2009
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.
November 27, 2009
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...
November 6, 2009