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Did Spain Really Legalize File Sharing? Or Did It Really Just Move One Step Towards It?

thenextweb.com
In a case filed by the SGAE (the Spanish equivalent to the RIAA) against elrincondejesus, a torrent hosting website, a court in Barcelona recently sided with the website, and seemingly with the ability of internet users to pirate copyrighted content for non-profit reasons legally.Alex Wilhelm has already explained the bulk of...
Did Spain Really Legalize File Sharing? Or Did It Really Just Move One Step Towards It?

Spain: Non-Commercial File Sharing Is Legal

mashable.com
When we talk about file sharing, there’s a whole spectrum of issues that usually get mixed up or treated as one when they’re really very different things.Is it OK to borrow an audio CD I just bought to my friend? Is it OK to play it to some friends...
Spain: Non-Commercial File Sharing Is Legal

Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

torrentfreak.com
After being threatened with a place on a United States trade blacklist, the Spanish government passed the so-called Sinde Law, legislation that allows for the blocking of allegedly infringing sites based on reports from copyright holders. On March 1st the Sinde law went into effect and now, a month on,...
Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain

torrentfreak.com
Despite many rulings which have declared file-sharing sites legal if they don’t profit directly from copyright infringements, in recent years its become something of a custom in Spain for music rights groups to attempt to close down sites in advance of a full hearing to assess their legality. One such...
File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain

Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law

torrentfreak.com
Traditionally, Spain has been one of the few countries where courts have affirmed that P2P-sites operate legally. This situation was met with disapproval by the United States Government who behind closed doors proceeded to help the Spanish authorities draft new laws to protect the interests of copyright holders. Threatened with...
Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law

Hacktivist Judo: Musician Exploits New Spanish Law To Overwhelm System With Legitimate Infringement Complaints

www.techdirt.com
As Techdirt reported earlier this year, Spain's Sinde Law, designed to combat file sharing by blocking sites with allegedly infringing material, has an extremely complex history. It finally went into effect on 1 March, and was immediately met with a clever denial of service attack from a Spanish group with...
Hacktivist Judo: Musician Exploits New Spanish Law To Overwhelm System With Legitimate Infringement Complaints
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