Post Tagged with: "spain"

U.S. Pressures Spain Into SOPA Style Law

Canadians are familiar with U.S. pressure on intellectual property laws, but it is worth remembering that we are not alone. The latest target is Spain, with new revelations of U.S. threats of retaliation if Spain did not pass U.S. backed copyright rules.

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January 6, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Spain’s Performing Rights Organization Raided By Anti-Corruption Police

The General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE), Spain’s performing rights organization (SOCAN equivalent), was raided late last week by anti-corruption police as part of an investigation into embezzlement and misappropriation.

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July 4, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

European Court of Justice Strikes Down Private Copying Levy

The European Court of Justice has ruled against a private copying levy in Spain, concluding that it cannot be “”imposed indiscriminately.”

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October 21, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Spanish Ambassador to Canada Says IP Obstacle to Trade Deal

The Canadian Press reports that Spain's ambassador to Canada has identified intellectual property rights as a key stumbling block to a Canada – EU Trade Agreement.

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June 7, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

ECJ Advocate General Rules Spanish Levy May Violate EU Law

Bloomberg reports that the Advocate General Verica Trstenjak of the European Court of Justice has ruled that Spain's levy on blank CDs and DVDs may violate European law.  The ruling is non-binding, but is typically followed by the ECJ.

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May 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads