Spanish Government Bows Down To US Pressures Again, Pushes SOPA-Like Law To Appease Hollywood

from the stand-up-for-yourselves dept

While Spain actually has a fairly vibrant culture and entertainment industry, Hollywood has really had it in for the country for some time, in part because Spanish courts had a more evolved recognition of secondary liability protections, such that they ruled that linking is not infringement, and that neither was basic file sharing. Hollywood flipped out, said all sorts of nasty things about Spain, and US diplomats basically handed the Spanish government a new copyright law. The first few attempts to pass the bill failed, after the public spoke out, economists explained how it would hurt the economy rather than help and even the head of the Spanish Film Academy noted that the American movie industry seemed to be fighting the internet and the public.

But... despite all of that, after over a year in delays, a new Spanish government approved the bill with little debate or discussion. After that the USTR actually removed Spain from its "naughty" list in 2012.

That didn't last long. As we noted last month, Spain was put back on the naughty list after just one year off of it. A few weeks ago we noted there were rumors that the government was planning to ratchet up copyright law yet again.

It appears they're doing exactly that. On Friday, the Spanish government announced that it was ratcheting up its copyright laws just about a year after it had already done exactly that. This time, it appears to basically be taking SOPA and implementing it in Spain:
Spain is strengthening its intellectual property law by introducing sanctions for advertisers on websites that violate copyright protection and increasing fines for websites that do not remove pirated material, the government said on Friday.
The bill will put massive liability on any company seen to "work with websites that carry pirated material." No, I'm sure there won't be any unintended consequences with a far reaching bill like that... And, of course, once Spain gets the basics of SOPA in place, how long will it be until the same copyright lobbyists who wrote that law for Spain to start arguing that other countries "need" to "harmonize" their laws to match what Spain is doing?

This is the game that the copyright lobbyists play. They have strategies in countries all around the globe, pushing local laws, as well as various trade agreements, all with a single goal: constantly ratcheting copyright law and copyright enforcement upwards, with no care in the world for unintended consequences (or even if these policies do anything for their bottom line).


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    Ninja (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 6:30am

    They have strategies in countries all around the globe, pushing local laws, as well as various trade agreements, all with a single goal: constantly ratcheting copyright law and copyright enforcement upwards, with no care in the world for unintended consequences (or even if these policies do anything for their bottom line).

    So far the public is losing. But you can tighten your grip to a limit. After that the thing you are trying to keep under control will ooze right through your fingers. We'll see all this backfire amazingly.

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 7:50am

    Uh... how about spanish artists....

    This is the typical western racism assuming that Spain doesn't have artists who want to make a living doing art. I bet in your vision, a Spanish artist sells trinkets on the street corner with an old sheet. It's only Hollywood and the American artists who are worthy of being copyrightable, right?

    Spain is full of artists and I'm sure they're just as capable of asking for a fair wage in return for the use of their work. And I'm sure they're also asking their government to respect this too.

    The world is full of artists, musicians, writers and creators. It's not just a bunch of sheep to be sheared by Big Search.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 7:52am

    Pirate mike cannot accept enforcement of rights of content and in the end wealth creators. No just give it all away and hope.

    Losing billions and hundreds of jobs. Impacting on economies that colud be employing mor peop,le

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 7:53am

    Personally - and this is just me - If I was in charge, I would try to first fix the massive unemployment rate (over 17% was it?) on my country before jumping into copyright legislation.

    I dunno. Seems kind of more important.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 7:56am

    Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    Websites Can Legally Pirate Porn Movies, Prosecutors Rule

    http://intellihub.com/2013/03/23/websites-can-legally-pirate-porn-movies-prosecutors-rule/


    ^^^ Heh, heh. Above, my clone army begins to build!



    Take a loopy tour of Techdirt.com! You always end up same place!
    http://techdirt.com/
    What are you stoopid pirates doing here? Mike supports copyright!
    03:55:34[d-026-7]

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:00am

    Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    So...are you out_of_the_blue Prime or a just a clone trying to take his place?

    If one of your clones slays you, does he become the "Prime"?

    Actually, better: if we slay the "Prime", do the clones stop working? Please say yes.

     

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    Anonymous Howard (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:00am

    Trolling

    with the same flawed arguments

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:01am

    Without extreme copyright protections the world would burn to the ground. It is literally the only thing keeping us all from going extinct.
    There's historical evidence to support this.
    Dinosaurs didn't believe in copyright and didn't pass strong laws to protect it. They're all dead now.
    You can't refute this.
    Only now that we have strong copyright laws in place are those same dinosaurs are providing trillions of jobs to people all over the world in the form of fossil fuels.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:02am

    Re: Uh... how about spanish PEOPLE....

    Uh...how about the people who's jobs have been annihilated?

    Passing more Copyright laws won't help feed the population.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:03am

    Spain is strengthening its intellectual property law by introducing sanctions for advertisers on websites that violate copyright protection and increasing fines for websites that do not remove pirated material, the government said on Friday.

    Sounds to me to be more like your friend's Wyden and Issa's OPEN Act than SOPA. I thought the OPEN Act had tacit support here. Why the nerd rage?

     

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    Anonymous Howard (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:04am

    Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    with false sympathy for artists.

    or even if these policies do anything for their bottom line
    I'm sure you missed this note. Not helping the artists, not even publishers (financially)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:04am

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    Damn those weak-copyright-laws-seeking Asteroids.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:05am

    Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    This is the typical western racism assuming that Spain doesn't have artists who want to make a living doing art....

    Spain is full of artists and I'm sure they're just as capable of asking for a fair wage in return for the use of their work. And I'm sure they're also asking their government to respect this too.


    That must explain why the head of the Spanish film association quit in protest over the last law for it being anti-internet and anti-public.

    There are ways to make money that don't involve treating all your fans like criminals.

     

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    Anonymous Howard (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:05am

    Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    you flock to news like this like flies to shit

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:06am

    Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    And why would Spanish artists need the US to demand change for them?

    Would this be more Western self centered thinking that they know best for the entire world?

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:07am

    Re:

    and its hard to defend copyright with those itty bitty arms

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:14am

    How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    >>> "Spain is strengthening its intellectual property law by introducing sanctions for advertisers on websites that violate copyright protection and increasing fines for websites that do not remove pirated material, the government said on Friday."

    Okay, you've already trotted out "unintended consequences", but AS WRITTEN there -- with key point that accusations ARE substantiated -- then is Pirate Mike STILL against this?

    >>> "constantly ratcheting copyright law and copyright enforcement upwards" -- Well, given that you promote the advance of technology that makes copying easier than ever, this is absolutely required -- for someone who "supports copyright"! If those hover-cars that have been promised for 50 years now ever become practical, we're going to need a whole new suite of traffic regulations, right?

    As a supporter of copyright, Mike, what's your suggestion for other ways of covering the new situation? Just let copyright fall as outdated? -- I remind again (already) that you "support copyright", YET your consistent position is to NOT advance the law to defend copyright, is that not true?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:20am

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    All that trolling is hurting your brain, now you cant even spell... and are you even the real OOTB?

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:22am

    The sense of entitlement of the US astounds me.

    Why do you believe that you can force your cultural, economic and military will on the rest of the world with impunity?

    Leave the rest of the world to rule their own affairs and you worry about your own affairs.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:24am

    Re:

    you'll note the boys is losing control of his ability to keyboard.
    Obviously the final sign of brain shutdown, after many intermediate stages where logic and reasoning processes were diminished...

     

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    The Groove Tiger (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:27am

    Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    This is great. Now, instead of stupid pro-copyright, pro-corporate ramblings against internet freedom, we get stupid ramblings about clones.

    Well, I guess that's one less shill to worry about.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:27am

    Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    "As a supporter of copyright, Mike, what's your suggestion for other ways of covering the new situation? Just let copyright fall as outdated?"

    We have yet to hear YOUR solution, boy!
    Obviously, you don't have one.
    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:27am

    Re: Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    anybody can play OOTB, just fill in the "Name" field and copy his signature.

    Really want to confuse people?

    Post something that's actually constructive as OOTB, nobody what know what to do.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:29am

    Re: Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    @ "Actually, better: if we slay the "Prime", do the clones stop working? Please say yes."

    Ideas are bullet-proof. Since I'm aligned with fundamental law -- simply put,that the creator of an artistic works OWNS it totally and has a natural right to control its distribution -- then doesn't matter how many of me you "slay", the idea will go on. -- And especially since on fundamentals I'm sided with people who have direct interest in protecting industries with billions in revenue, it's a dead cert.

    [Notes for those who can't see nuances: I'm for limiting terms of copyright; for limiting the amount of profits that go to corporate fat cats; for seeing that the continuing income from works goes to not only artists, but to all people who contribute to the work, meaning put a cap on amount "stars" get and distribute far more to the techs, even if they're not unionized. And so on. We never get to the Populist cures where we'd likely agree, cause ACs just put up stoopid ad hom to distract.]

     

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    Designerfx (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:30am

    wha?

    the goal is not to promote spain. The goal of hollywood is to promote hollywood. This will easily destroy various technology-based jobs.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:32am

    This is your first sanction

    Lamentably, after your warning just yesterday, it has been noted that you are still posting with irrational nonsense. Your first sanction is now that you will be eaten by a gazebo.

    Kindest regards,
    The Collective Unconscious of Humanity.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:34am

    Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    Maybe you'd want to clean that foam left on your mouth now

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:37am

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    Manifest Destiny.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:37am

    Re: Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    @ "We have yet to hear YOUR solution, boy!
    Obviously, you don't have one.
    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone..."

    Oh, dear. A knee-jerk AC with a daffy unappropriate cliche. Whatever shall I answer?

    Er, in short, my position on THIS item is that the text I quoted looks okay to me. Doesn't visibly look to hamper persons, only corporations. -- And by the way, THAT it hampers corporations is consistent with what I view as Mike's pro-corporate stance. Just keep your eyes open. Mike isn't so much pro-individual as pro-corporate (meaning his bunch of favored grifters who leverage what other make, NOT those who create the works).

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:40am

    Re: "Zakida Paul" seems to believe rest of world are wimps.

    "Why do you believe that you can force your cultural, economic and military will on the rest of the world with impunity?"

    Listen. Most important point is what Mike hisself writes above:

    "This is the game that the copyright lobbyists play. They [CORPORATIONS] have strategies in countries all around the globe, pushing local laws, as well as various trade agreements, all with a single goal: constantly ratcheting copyright law and copyright enforcement upwards, with no care in the world for unintended consequences (or even if these policies do anything for their bottom line)."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:42am

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    The sense of entitlement of the US astounds me.

    Our sense of entitlement? You are the ones pirating American content. Stop stealing American content and I'll bet you'd see an end to these laws.

    Why do you believe that you can force your cultural, economic and military will on the rest of the world with impunity?

    In many cases economic and military intervention comes from the fact that other parties are pussies that won't step up to deal with a tangible threat or cheap fucks that won't provide financial or humanitarian aid when needed. As far as culture, nothing is being forced on anyone. The world chooses to adopt American culture. The US can hardly be blamed for the stagnant, dull offerings of other countries. Maybe you should try innovating instead of copying us. Is that the drum you like to bang?

    Leave the rest of the world to rule their own affairs and you worry about your own affairs.

    You should follow your own advice instead of coming to this American website to whine and complain about matters in this country.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:43am

    Re: Re: "Zakida Paul" seems to believe rest of world are wimps.

    WHOOPS. Premature click!

    I was going on that CORPORATIONS are the true enemy you need to watch for. CORPORATIONS. The same ones that control the former United States control the former European countries.

    CORPORATIONS. BANKERS. They're behind the evil.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:01am

    Re: Re: Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    "Ideas are bullet-proof."

    So lightsaber duel it is then.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:09am

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    I am also bewildered by the opposition towards this. If anything, the overall idea is good.

    Now, I am unsure about the spanish due process since a US calamity would make increased fines a problem (encouraging luddites, not trolls!).

    Also the specifics of "sanctions for advertisers on websites..." can easily be done wrong.

    However, without going through the spanish laws I wouldn't know.

     

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    Zakida Paul (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:13am

    Re: Re: Re: "Zakida Paul" seems to believe rest of world are wimps.

    US corporations - US government. What's the bloody difference? They are all in each other's pockets.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:15am

    the Spanish government, like so many others, should be ashamed of themselves and the way they just grab ankles at the behest of the USA entertainment industries wanting to dish out yet another fucking! the people of Spain are the ones that should take priority, not the USA in any shape or form!! i know exactly what the USA government and entertainment industries would say had Spain asked or even pressured a change in the law. they would have been told, in no uncertain terms, to fuck off! why does no other country have the balls to tell the USA the same??

     

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    Forest_GS (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:19am

    Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    It would be nice if a new law didn't make most of the users of new technologies into instant-felons.

     

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    relghuar, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:31am

    Good for Spain!

    Well, with spanish economy being in such a top condition, I'm sure they can afford to lose one or two stupid internet companies that might decide to keep their meager business out of Spain... certainly all those happy movie studios will pump enough money in, as they're well known to do all around the world!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:36am

    Re: Yeah, but here's some GOOD news for pirates!

    It only qualifies as a proper "clone army" if they're not defective.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:37am

    Re: Re: Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    Name me a single corporation that has been hampered by SOPA-like law.

    I'll wait.

     

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    Forest_GS (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:39am

    Re: Re:

    There is no guaranteed proof that "pirating" does any damage at all. There's no solid data to support these laws.

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:39am

    Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    And we're still waiting for you to show us these ways to make money. The paywall idea's worked well for Louis CK and Kevin Smith. Maybe the Spanish should try it?

    And so some film guy who you won't name quit. There are plenty of other artists in Spain who like copyright and recognize that it is their one sword that gives them any rights against the international conglomerates like the billionaires at Big Search.

    As it is, Wert himself is an author and I'm sure there are plenty of artists in Spain who are lobbying for this.

    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/jose-ignacio-wert/page-1/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:40am

    Re: Good for Spain!

    NBC/U stopped distributing dvd's entirely in Spain three years ago

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:41am

    Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    No, dude. The Spanish artists are sticking up for their rights against the billionaire foreigners from Big Search, Big Piracy and Big Hardware. They know that the foreigners just want the Spanish people to forgo copyright so the artists can be fleeced.

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:44am

    Re: Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    Sure he has one: let the creators control who copies their work. Give the creator the right to sell (or give away) their work as they so please. Then enforce this right as we do other rights that protect cars, buildings and food. It's simple. Just enforce the laws and put scofflaws like Kim Dotcom in jail.

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:44am

    Re: Re: How can "supports copyright" Mike NOT be for this?

    Actually, if you read Mike's rants about last week's court decisions, you'll see some foaming.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 9:59am

    Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    Paywall bob strikes back. Newsflash: those are not paywalls. And even if you want to consider them as such the content is widely available and yet they don't go after those who download it for free. They'd rather value those potential customers and ask for their support if they like the content. And it has worked.

    And so some film guy who you won't name quit.

    I take it you don't know how to use a search engine. I'll help your low IQ: the name is Alex de la Iglesia (source and Techdirt article - hopefully you know how to click links)

    I'm sure there are clueless artists that agree with this idiocy. Some out of pure greed, some because they don't understand how bad it is and some because they are too bad to succeed without some bad laws milking people to give them easy money. However saying a bad law is needed because the country is full of artists wanting to make money is simply idiotic. Spain is also full of PEOPLE who disagree with the law and much more that will be negatively affected (no bob, not all are pirates) and they make a much bigger group. By your logic, artists have no say in this.

    And none of that matters because the ones pushing for such laws COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE ARTISTS. This has been evidenced way too often and as I commented earlier I know a rather known artist myself who confirms the ARTISTS themselves HATE those who are pushing for those laws.

    Ahem, my apologies for feeding the troll. I thought this reply was worth it.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 10:02am

    Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    Except that it's pressure from the US. As Mike pointed many artists themselves disagree with the idiocy.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 10:13am

    Re: Good for Spain!

    They'll generate approximately 7.5 million jobs and over 600 billion dollars for the economy. Sounds like a winner eh?

    Source: Chris Dodd's arse.

     

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    Goyo, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 10:26am

    Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    "Wert himself is an author"

    Oh! Dont't worry, he's not being pirated too much. Search the pirate bay for him and you'll know what I'm talking about.

     

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    bob, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 10:54am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    Hah. I love how you've tied your brain in knots. You know that paywalls are bad because Mike told you so. You know that Louis CK is good because Mike told you so. Therefore they can't be paywalls.

    Why don't you come work for me? I would love to have an employee that won't need the protection of "bad laws" when I don't pay you. Heck, I'll tell you that you're being "cool" when you just give me your work for free because you don't want to be like those "simply idiotic" artists who can't make money without some "bad law" milking me.

    Then I'll tell you to go sell some t-shirts with the fame you've gotten working for me for free.

    What da ya think?

     

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    AzureSky (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 11:19am

    Re: Re: Good for Spain!

    what that says to me is that they want the people of spain to torrent their titles since they dont want to sell them disks.

     

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    Russ (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 11:49am

    Dinos

    That's a bit of hyberbole, we can't be sure that they didn't support copyright and THAT was the reason that they went extinct.

    However, we do know that Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and biblical Jews didn't have copyright and that is the reason that they had no literature

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 11:55am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    Why don't you come work for me? I would love to have an employee that won't need the protection of "bad laws" when I don't pay you. Heck, I'll tell you that you're being "cool" when you just give me your work for free because you don't want to be like those "simply idiotic" artists who can't make money without some "bad law" milking me.

    I'm pretty sure that describes the relationship Masnick has with his Techdirt "writers".

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 12:26pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Uh... how about spanish artists....

    If Company X produces something and it's bad or people don't need it people won't buy. Company X is not entitled to the money just because they worked hard to make the product. If I work for whoever and I deliver only half-assed results they'll not pay me (ie: I'll be fired). If Mike writes bad articles with bad argumentation and lack of evidence people will stop reading and he'll not earn any money. Artists are no different. Some will fail, some will succeed.

    You must exceed at trolling after all you are keeping your job after all this time eh?

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 1:20pm

    Re:

    But don't you know, it's due to IP laws that so many jobs are created! Why, just think of all the grocers that would be out of work without strong IP-protection laws!

     

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    gorehound (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 1:53pm

    Re:

    Also see the Tarkin Doctrine !!!

    Screw The MAFIAA and their Stooge Politicians.

     

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    Rikuo (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 3:32pm

    Re: This is your first sanction

    By gazebo, do you happen to mean this?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazebo

     

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    npse, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 6:13pm

    We'll be here all night

     

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    Niall (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:04am

    Re: Re: This is your first sanction

    Yes, there's a famous incident in roleplaying (can't remember if it is an actual game, or from a gaming comic) where a players is told there is a gazebo nearby, and proceeds to think it's a strange creature, asking the game master all sorts of daft questions as if it's alive.

    Add that to the "you are eaten by a grue" nethack meme and... ;)

     

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    Niall (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:07am

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    It's more the US 'forcibly' exporting bad copywrong laws with all the tact of drone strikes.

     

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    Niall (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:08am

    Re: Re: Good for Spain!

    Oh, and that will help them sell movies and decrease piracy...

     

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    matt, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 10:10am

    copyright notices

    Did you know that there are no copyright symbols or notices on the vast majority of LPs made before the 70s?

     

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    NaBUru38 (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:36pm

    Also, the Lasalle law claims that linking to illegal websites is a crime.

     

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