[Foundation-l] Spanish website blocking law implemented

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Wed Jan 4 15:43:47 UTC 2012

We should be careful to start calling all copyright related laws evil (at
least you seem to suggest that) because then that would devaluate very
quickly. At least what I see quickly (but IANALawyer and IANASpaniard) this
law is not thát evil: the government can ask to close a website that is
actually infringing, and the actual enforcement remains with the courts (an
ISP is allowed to disagree, and leave it to an impartial judge). What would
be more dangerous is if there would be no judge involved, if linking to
content alone is enough to block the site, if there are no copyright
exeptions (Freedom of Speech etc) to be considered, etc. You can't really
condemn every law trying to enforce copyright - but you should try to find
a way that is least harmful (especially for 'innocent sites'), fair and
considering other (ground)rights.


No dia 3 de Janeiro de 2012 09:26, Kim Bruning <kim at bruning.xs4all.nl>escreveu:

> Looks like .us is pushing other countries to implement similar laws, eg.
> .es :
> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/03/0241248/spanish-website-blocking-law-implemented
> sincerely,
>        Kim Bruning
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