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One of the cable's from 2004 states that Spain internet and anti piracy regulation is a mixture of first and third world. The US then threatend to put Spain on it's "special 301 list", unless it clamped down downloading. Special 301 refers to a priority watch list of countries with lax anti-piracy laws that allow easy unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material, such as music and movies. Countries on the list could be hit by trade sanctions.
Originally posted by sonjah1
reply to post by andy1972
The last time I checked, Spain is a free, sovereign nation (albeit EU), no?
So as an American, why didn't Spain just ignore the US, and do the proper thing for its citizenship?
The only way to stop a "bully" is to stand up to him/her/them!