[Foundation-l] Spanish website blocking law implemented
emijrp at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 17:59:47 UTC 2012
With this law, a special team in the Ministry of Culture of Spain can block
any (for-profit or non-profit) website, from Spain or overseas, that
_links_ to copyrighted works. Including Google, Wikipedia or whatever.
Without a judge.
For further details, search for an analysis.
2012/1/4 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>
> 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
> > Looks like .us is pushing other countries to implement similar laws, eg.
> > .es :
> > sincerely,
> > Kim Bruning
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