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.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Skittles Photographer Actually Sues Trump Campaign Over Infringement
- Samsung Issues Takedown On Video Of Grand Theft Auto 5 Mod Turning Galaxy Note 7 Into A Weapon
- Who's On (The) Second (Circuit)... And Why Are They Screwing Up Copyright Law?
- US Chamber Of Commerce Complains About People 'Pirating' The Presidential Debate
- EFF Exposing The Back-Room Deals That Allow Corporations And Governments To Control The Web