[A2k] Spanish copyright law

katitza at datos-personales.org katitza at datos-personales.org
Thu Jan 20 18:41:21 PST 2011


Hola Manon,

Nice to hear from you. Here is the article that Gwen Hinze wrote re the
cables and the Spanish Law.

Not-So-Gentle Persuasion: US Bullies Spain into Proposed Website Blocking Law
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/12/not-so-gentle-persuasion-us-bullies-spain-proposed

Un abrazo, Katitza
> So the Spanish government did not approve a proposed new copyright law.
>
> Some say that some wikileaks cables showed strong industry influence on
> the drafting and lobbying.  Nothing surprising here since it included
> making it a crime to link to a web site that supposedly provides access
> to copyrighted content... something that neither the DMCA, nor any FTA
> -not even ACTA- qualified as "illegal" per se.
>
> But of course there will be a Special 301 list and criminal
> sanctions....and some more punishment such as more events organized by
> the US Chamber of Commerce with totally biased (pro industry) and boring
> speakers?
>
> More here:
>
> http://www.elconfidencial.com/en-exclusiva/2011/eeuu-contra-gobierno-espanol-ley-sinde-20110120-73764.html
>
>
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