Spanish Appeals Court: Linking Is Not Infringement
from the and-again dept
For a few years now, we've been pointing out that various Spanish courts have reasonably ruled that merely linking to infringing works hosted elsewhere is not infringement. It seems that Spanish courts have to keep repeating this, and now there's yet another ruling, this time from an appeals court, once again pointing out that linking is not infringement. It's nice to see the courts keep saying this, though it only seems to give fodder to the entertainment industry to whine about how Spain's copyright laws need to be fixed. Let's try this on for size instead: it actually seems to show that Spain knows how to properly apply liability and to not blame an intermediary service provider for actions of its users.