And Here Comes The Media Campaign About How Spain Needs To Change Its Copyright Laws
from the pressure-coming dept
Of course, childish threats from Hollywood to leave the market (yeah, that'll stop file sharing...) has convinced some to put forth new copyright laws that mirror those elsewhere. This, despite the fact that an economic analysis of the new law suggests it would do more harm than good.
The NY Times piece is pretty one-sided, never expressing any skepticism about the industry-provided numbers. It quotes three people in favor of changing the laws, and only one against it. And the one against it focuses on the privacy and consumer rights issues, but doesn't mention the basic liability issue. Either way, I'm sure we'll start seeing more articles like this until Spain feels it has no choice but to capitulate, and one more set of copyright laws will be adjusted in favor of the entertainment industry, and against net progress yet again.