[Foundation-l] Spanish website blocking law implemented

Christophe Henner christophe.henner at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 17:27:12 UTC 2012

In France we we're that far [me showing a little space between my
fingers] to get a similar law in 2006 and 2009. The law passed but all
the "site blocking" things were removed following some lobbying (in
which WMFr did not take part but some of the members did on a personal

All the plan for similar laws has been postponed due to the 2012
elections (presidential and parliement) but we know lobbyist are
pushing forward to get it back on track. They actualy tried to had it
through our online gambling law, but failed.


On 5 January 2012 17:29, Kim Bruning <kim at bruning.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:02:32PM +0100, emijrp wrote:
>> http://gigaom.com/2012/01/04/how-spains-version-of-sopa-is-setting-the-web-on-fire/
>> 2012/1/4 Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>
>> > emijrp, 04/01/2012 18:59:
>> > > 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.
>> >
> More links off of slashdot:
> http://torrentfreak.com/us-threatened-to-blacklist-spain-for-not-implementing-site-blocking-law-120105/
> To make a long story short, the USA is already pushing for SOPA in other countries. The game is afoot. I wonder if we've missed other countries that might
> implement similar legislation soon?
> In any case, it might be a good idea to check how and if the new spanish laws (will) affect WMF, and what measures need to be taken to stay safe for now.
> sincerely,
>        Kim Bruning
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