Three Strikes Rejected In Spain

from the another-one-down dept

It seems like the recording industry's grand plan to get ISPs to be their copyright police isn't getting very far. Consumer and legal backlash around the world seems to have stopped it cold. The latest is in Spain, where the entire concept of a three strikes regime has been taken off the table. Instead, the plan in Spain is to go after file sharing sites and services -- as we've seen them do a lot lately. The only problem? Spanish courts have found both that personal, non-commercial file sharing is legal and that sites that are merely pointing to content are not liable for whether or not the content is infringing.

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    robin, 25 Jun 2009 @ 6:13am

    very far?

    "It seems like the recording industry's grand plan to get ISPs to be their copyright police isn't getting very far."

    eircom anyone? sadly they've been quite intimidatingly successful in ireland. and while it's not a kick-you-off environment in the u.k., it's still very burdensome and anti-consumer with deep surveillance and throttling.

    comcast, brein, gema, netherlands anti-piracy against mininova, hadopi, yeah all different prongs of the same attack against consumers, customers, fans though.

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