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No "Strikes" in Spain, Watch Out Torrent Sites
« on: June 24, 2009, 04:38:49 pm » ... es-090623/

Just days after ISPs in Spain confirmed talks with the music and movie industry had ended without success, entertainment companies have now backed away from their “3 strikes” demands after it became clear the Spanish government does not support their plan. They will go after 200 BitTorrent sites instead.

After failing to come up with viable and attractive legal alternatives for those engaged in illicit file-sharing to consider, the entertainment industry was told by ISPs that enough is enough.

Making their usual demands, the Spanish entertainment industry under the umbrella group ‘Coalition of Creators and Content Industries’ had said that they would only settle for a “3 strikes and you’re out” regime to deal with piracy. The ISPs understandably didn’t like the idea much, and despite government mandated talks they couldn’t come to an agreement and the negotiations ended.

Now, according to a report, the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries has accepted that they will not get a “3 strikes” scheme passed in Spain, particularly since the proposals do not have the support of the government.

Comment: The reason there has been such a growth in torrent sites in Spain is because the local courts have ruled time and again that if profits aren’t made directly from copyright infringements, BitTorrent sites are perfectly legal. So, until Spain rescinds the Chief Prosecutor’s May 2006 official instruction that effectively decriminalized file-sharing, that will remain the case.

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