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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    PaulT (profile), 25 Jun 2009 @ 3:53am

    Re: I like the three strikes

    ...and if you haven't been sharing files? The RIAA's methods are extremely flawed, and they've even sued people who don't own a computer, let alone show themselves capable of identifying who is really sharing files. They also haven't shown any real evidence that piracy is causing them those losses - most independent studies show that the heaviest "pirates" are also those spending most money on CDs and DVDs.

    Should innocent teleworkers and home business owners lose their livelihoods because someone managed to spoof their IP addresses?

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