A new Spanish copyright reform

The new Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports announced to make another reform of the Copyright Act. This "partial" reform intends to address the measures taken at the level of the European Union against downloads on peer-to-peer networks. In addition, the Minister also mentioned reform measures on how the Spanish films are financed, hoping to achieve "greater transparency in financial management".

Prior to this announcement, the minister showed statistics on the copyright enforcement measures taken by the Second Committee of the Intellectual Property. Prior to the Committee's establishment, there were 30 torrent portals among the 250 most visited websites in Spain. Now the numbers dropped to 13.

Country: Spain

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: IPR, Spain, reform, enforcement, committee, peer-to-peer, copyright

Posted on Friday 31 July 2015

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