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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    dunncha (profile), 25 Jun 2009 @ 2:15am

    I like the three strikes

    You share files on the internet. You get caught. Somebody sends you an email saying you've been caught.

    OK so move to a different tracker, server, Beef up security, You get caught again and receive another email.

    Ok its a fair cop I will knock it on the head for a while.

    As it stands at the minute your first and last warning that you have been caught is a demand for payment well into thousands of £/$, with very little possibility of fighting them off. (Unless you truly haven't been sharing)

    I for one would rather get a tap on the shoulder/word to the wise/heads up/forewarned...

    Call it what you will but always better than a summons

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