Another Court Ruling In Spain Finds Personal File Sharing To Be Legal

from the no-profit-motive dept

While the entertainment industry has been working over time to try to stop file sharing in Spain, court ruling after court ruling has found that personal file sharing is perfectly reasonable and legal -- and that sites that merely link to content rather than host it (i.e., search engines and trackers) aren't breaking copyright law either. In the latest such case, a judge found that a guy who downloaded and shared over 3,000 movies wasn't violating copyright law, because it was all for personal use with no intent to profit.
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Filed Under: file sharing, legality, personal use, spain

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    madjo (profile), 2 Jun 2009 @ 8:19am


    Yes, the collection agency want to eat their cake and still have it.

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