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  1. Spanish Parliament Dismisses Anti-Download Law; Nation Continues To Be 'Haven for Pirates'

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST After weeks of negotiations and 12 hours of last-minute haggling over amendments, the so-called anti-download law was shot down by the Spanish parliament late Tuesday night. The governing Socialist Party failed to find support from any other polit ...

  2. Illegal Content Providers in Spain, One of World's Top Pirating Countries, Protest Illegal Download Law

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST A handful of websites offering illegal downloads of music, film and television series protested Spain's so-called anti-download law, which is expected to pass this week, with blacked out screens Sunday. "If the Sinde Law passes, this pag ...

  3. Spanish Govt Backs Live Music

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish culture minister Angeles González-Sinde today (Nov. 15) presented a pioneer project to support live music by emerging acts across the country. "Touring Through Venues" (GPS), a state-backed circuit for popular music, will receive ...

  4. Spanish Web Sites Protest At Govt's Piracy Plan

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 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 c ...

  5. 301 Report: Spanish Biz Down 65% In 5 Years

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spain is suffering "a virtual collapse" of its recorded music market because of online piracy, with a drop in overall music sales of more than 65% in the past five years, says the latest report from U.S. culture industry lobby, the Inter ...

  6. Spanish Govt Confirms Anti-Piracy Strategy

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government has used the Future And Music international congress (FAM 09) as an opportunity to confirm its strategy to tackle illegal file-sharing. Music industry representatives from 30 countries are attending the three-day congress in ...

  7. Spanish Govt Rules Out Three-Strikes Law

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain does not intend to disconnect Internet users who repeatedly ignore warnings not to download copyright protected content, culture minister Angeles González-Sinde said on a breakfast-time TV show today (Nov. 5). This is despite a European Unio ...

  8. Spain Embraces European Day Of Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish music industry celebrated the European Day of Music with unprecedented enthusiasm and participation, with lines of fans forming at 9am for concerts beginning at noon and lasting until midnight in four cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Valenc ...