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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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 2 Dec 2009 @ 1:19pm

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    I admit, without the piracy controversy I would have never started up my P2P host. I don't give two craps about Linux. But now that I've found so much legal free stuff to share just to piss of the RIAA, it's not going to stop. I will keep my P2P running just because more people need the opportunity to find what I have, even if the RIAA vanished tomorrow.

    I'd have the big fat internet pipe no matter what. I do way too much other stuff not to have it.

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