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Spain Bans P2P Filesharing

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posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 10:25 PM

Spain outlaws P2P filesharing


A Spanish intellectual property law has finally banned unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing in Spain, making it a civil offense even to download content for personal use.

The legislation, approved by Congress on Thursday, toughens previous provisions. An early May circular from Spain's fiscal general del estado, or chief prosecutor, allowed downloads for purely personal use.

Now Spaniards caught grabbing content from, say, eMule, will have to reimburse rights holders for losses --- although such losses will be difficult for authorities to track.


[edit on 29-6-2006 by Ross Cross]

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posted on Jun, 29 2006 @ 10:29 PM
Interesting. Personally, I'm obsessed with azureus and limewire, which I think are P2P programs. Believe me, I would pay if I could. But isn't it illegal in the U.S. and Aust anyway? Even for personal use, I don't think the publishers would be very happy if I downloaded an illegal version of a song they spent time and money producing.

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