Facebook app poses a dilemma for publishers
Sun 9 Nov 2014, 21:40

The social network seems to have decided to host content itself rather than send users to other websites. What are the chances you came to this article after picking up your phone and opening the Facebook app? The probability is pretty high and its rising fast. That's bad news for most traditional publishers. Facebook can, almost single-handedly, make or break media companies: if it sends you traffic you're golden; if it takes it away, you're toast.

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Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law
Sat 15 Nov 2014, 15:01

Spain passed its Intellectual Property Law, with its hotly debated, so-called Google tax that allows for fines on aggregators that show snippets of content without paying for it. Critics of the law argue that in addition to the confusion of including private copy in the law, the wording on what constitutes as piracy is "vague" and "weak," failing to offer a clear-cut definition to rule against sites that violate property rights. Additionally, Spain is altering its penal code to move more forcefully against copyright violation by closing down sites that link to illegal content.