Another Smart Copyright Ruling In Spain: Google Not Liable For User Upload
from the recognizing-liability dept
It's also no surprise that a Spanish court has ruled this way. Spanish courts have ruled over and over and over and over again that liability should be applied towards the actual infringer, rather than the third party tool provider. This is basic common sense, but it's resulted in a misleading media campaign by the entertainment industry falsely claiming that Spain is somehow weak on copyright.
Properly applying liability to the party actually responsible is not being "weak," it's being accurate and fair. It's nice to see Spain recognize this. Hopefully, Germany figures this out at some point as well.