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Spanish Court Criminalizes Linking to Copyright Infringing Materials and Reverses Consolidated Case Law

February 3, 2015

As we reported a few days ago, the recent Spanish copyright reform granted enhanced powers to the Spanish Copyright Commission to target websites providing links to infringing works in a purposeful and massive way. Recently, the Criminal Court of Appeal of Castellón has given a first judicial...

Spanish Copyright Reform Enters into Force: Special Focus on Online Intermediaries

January 27, 2015
At the beginning of January, most of the controversial reform of the Spanish Copyright Act entered into force. As it has been widely publicised, the reform has introduced a compulsory levy for news aggregators, also known as “Google tax”. It has also strengthened the enforcement provisions by (i)...

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