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Spanish Culture Industry Hit By Piracy

Spanish Culture Industry Hit By Piracy

Spain's culture industry lost 13,200 jobs in 2008, of which 10,600 were in the audio-visual sector, according to a report on how digital piracy is affecting the European Union.
Spanish Govt Backs Anti-Piracy Proposals

Spanish Govt Backs Anti-Piracy Proposals

The Spanish government took a big step towards outlawing Web site links to unauthorized content when its council of ministers approved a proposed law that would give Madrid's high court the authority to close or block such links.
Spanish Judge Rules File-Sharing Not Illegal

Spanish Judge Rules File-Sharing Not Illegal

A legal twist appears to ensure that Spain will continue to offer massive headaches to anti-piracy campaigners and untold joy to the growing number of Internet users and operators who swear by what they call "free culture."
Spanish Collecting Societies Back I.P. Reform Plan

Spanish Collecting Societies Back I.P. Reform Plan

The recently created group of four Spanish collecting societies, Ibercrea, has applauded the decision by the parliamentary culture commission to approve unanimously all the conclusions reached last week by the sub-commission on intellectual property.
Spanish Web Sites Protest At Govt's Piracy Plan

Spanish Web Sites Protest At Govt's Piracy Plan

Almost 2,000 Spanish web sites have added their names to a list of sites that offer unauthorized downloads, as a challenge to the government's plan to approve legislation that will allow an intellectual property commission to ask a judge to close down or block such sites.

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