finding a website operator guilty of a criminal copyright infringement; the court found that a website providing links to infringing content hosted in P2P networks engaged in a communication to the public of those contents; the court held that the activity was not sheltered by the linking safe harbor of the Spanish law; the website operator was sentenced to 18 months of prison (which most likely will not be effective, as is usual in sentences below 2 years); the decision also dealt with the civil liability arising from the crime and thus damages were awarded to the right owners who brought the action.
Topic, claim, or defense
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Type of law