Spanish Record Labels Sue for Failure to Stop P2PAdded: Thursday, March 4th, 2010
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Spanish record labels argue that the government was negligent and demand a certain compensation for several years of mass illegally free downloading. They also demand immediate efficient measures to be taken in order to secure the interests and rights of the record industry.
Several indie record labels of Spain seem to suffer from a serious case of misbelief, as they blame everything and everybody except themselves for the music industry’s troubles. A number of them simply decided to concentrate their legal sights on the government for failing to protect them properly from unauthorized file-sharing. The labels accuse the government of negligence and now demand the compensation for several years of mass illegally free downloading that they had to endure.
Spanish courts have already ruled on many occasions that the individual file-sharing is considered to be legal as there is no money or any other kind of compensation involved in the sharing of available information. So this January the government has tried another approach by aiming the sites operators facilitating copyright infringement.
The reply to the record labels suit from the government was pointing to the new legislation being an example of the attempts to fight piracy. However, the Spanish record labels know for sure that the law won’t have much effect on the problem. That proposal is simply insufficient – if the government closes one website one day, then a hundred new ones will open the next day somewhere in Ukraine. This won’t solve the most important problem – the actual impossibility of the record labels to take legal action against the final users appropriating music for free and violating copyrights.
The labels consider Administration to be responsible for their plight and demand it to take efficient measures in order to protect the interests and rights of the record industry. It seems like they basically ask the government to find a way for filtering and managing the Internet making sure it’s able to earn every dollar it feels owed. It also seems like the authorities fight online piracy by draconian steps too often. It’s at least frightening to think that indie groups, which depend so much on a free thought and expression culture, would demand that others surrender the very same rights just for their profit.
March 4th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
|Thanks for the update SaM.Didn't know at all abt this.|
Very good post :)
|Now they're going after the government? What fools. Good read SaM. :)|
|viva espana , viva el rey||
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