Great news for Spanish P2p users http://torrentfreak.com/file-sharing-and-link-sites-declared-legal-in-spain-100315/
After early calls to shut down a Spanish file-sharing site were dismissed, music group SGAE pinned its hopes on success at the full trial. But, the outcome for them was nothing short of a disaster. The judge declared that both non-commercial file-sharing link sites and non-profit use of P2P networks are legal in Spain.
In making his decision the judge also looked at the finances of the site. He said the site was not a business since the operator of Elrincondejesus made no direct or indirect profits from its operation. Apparently on a roll after confirming non-profit file-sharing sites are legal, he gave users of those sites a nice surprise too.
“P2P networks are mere conduits for the transmission of data between Internet users, and on this basis they do not infringe rights protected by Intellectual Property laws,” he declared. Therefore, if an individual uses P2P networks like eDonkey or BitTorrent to obtain copyright material for non-profit reasons, the act is completely legal.
Common sense has prevailed once again despite attempts by the media Cartels to mislead the court as to what is or is not copyrighted, they dont despite what they claim own the rights to any hash or torrent files and thus all claims of this sort should fail under proper legal scrutiny.