Looks Like Entertainment Industry Lobbyists Got To The Spanish Government

from the and-here-we-go-again dept

We had just been noting how Spanish courts seemed to be actually interpreting copyright law in a reasonable way, and slapping down industry attempts to abuse the laws. Of course, that couldn't last. It appears that Spain is now proposing new copyright laws that would bring its existing laws down the well-lobbied path of draconian punishment, increased third party liability and other mindless ideas that have more to do with propping up an old business model than encouraging the creation of new quality content. A bunch of professional content creators in Spain are organizing to protest these new rules, but do they stand a chance against the usual onslaught of industry lobbyists?

Filed Under: copyright, laws, lobbyists, spain


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  1. icon
    Richard (profile), 2 Dec 2009 @ 2:39pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Without piracy, do you honestly think that most people would run P2P stuff on their computers all the time? Do you think they would pay an expensive internet connection to share only legal stuff?


    Are you aware how deeply insulting this statement is!

    You are claiming that all the content produced by those who are happy to share it is worthless with your disparaging "only legal stuff".

    Please show some respect for those who accept the implications of the new technology and don't try to fight an unwinnable war against it.

    Please show some respect for those who are happy to put out their work on creative commons or free software licenses.

    Please show some respect for those authors and musicians who respect and trust their fans.

    Please show some respect for the tradition of sharing in the scientific community (especially the physics community) out of which the internet and the worldwide web was born.

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