by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jun 24th 2010 6:12pm
These days it seems like we're hearing about these sorts of rulings every other week or so. Once again, in Spain, a court has made it clear that under the law, it does not make sense to blame a file sharing site for the actions of its users. The entertainment industry and its supporters keep trying to paint these rulings as meaning Spain has no respect for copyright law, but the details suggest something else entirely: Spain has tremendous respect for the rule of law and properly applying liability. The issue is not that Spain doesn't respect copyright laws, but that it properly recognizes that you don't blame the tool provider for the actions of its users -- something that the US courts haven't quite figured out yet.
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