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Offline p2p rules

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Just a few weeks after a German court ruled that YouTube was somehow responsible for copyright infringement done by users, a Spanish court has ruled in the exact opposite manner. Basically, the court properly recognized that Google is the tool  that is used, and that it should not be responsible for the infringing behavior of its users. The court also properly notes that YouTube makes it easy (I'd argue, perhaps too easy) to remove content that a copyright holder believes is infringing. This is, of course, similar to the Viacom ruling here in the US.

It's also no surprise that a Spanish court has ruled this way. Spanish courts have ruled over and over and over and over again that liability should be applied towards the actual infringer, rather than the third party tool provider. This is basic common sense, but it's resulted in a misleading media campaign by the entertainment industry falsely claiming that Spain is somehow weak on copyright.

Properly applying liability to the party actually responsible is not being "weak," it's being accurate and fair. It's nice to see Spain recognize this. Hopefully, Germany figures this out at some point as well.
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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Re: Another Smart Copyright Ruling In Spain: Google Not Liable For User Upload
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 06:11:07 pm »
The entertainment industry wouldn't recognise truth and common sense if it tripped over it.

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