It looks like the corporate media mafia are trying to rush their lawsuit for 20Million through the spanish courts.http://www.p2pnet.net/story/17354
Warner Music Spain, Universal Music Spain, EMI Music Spain, Sony BMG Music Entertainment SA, and Productores de Musica en Espana (PROMUSICAE), the Spanish IFPI IFPI (International Federation of Phonographic Industry) recently announced they were going after Blubster, setting the summer of next year for the trial.
Now, out of the blue and with no explanation, they’ve had the trial advanced to the week after next, to be heard by a 72-year-old judge who’ll decide whether or not the music industry demand for $20 million should be met.
Soto, 28, who runs MP2P Technology from Madrid, is uncowed, however. He’s represented by Spanish IP specialist David Bravo, co-founder of Spain’s CopyLeft organisation of which Soto is also a director.
He says Bravo is a long-time friend whom he met in Barcelona when the two of them were on a panel together with Laurence Lessig, John Perry Barlow and Jimmy Wales.“I’m so sure we’re going to make it, that we’re going to win,” he declares, saying he has no idea why the labels have taken this step.“I’m concerned, but not scared,” he states.
Its unlikely the Cartel would move a trail date forward unless it had some benefit to their already weak case, lets hope Pablo Soto can stay the course and hold his own against these folks, he has made some money by including adware into his clients so its not like he cannot afford representation so expect a good battle of wits.