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Spain Empowers Judges to Close Websites on Piracy Claims

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Madrid – The government of Spain has approved
new legislation that will empower the country’s courts to shutter or block
access to websites offering unauthorized downloads of music and video content,
Variety reports.

Under the new law, copyright owners will be able to file
infringement complaints with an intellectual property commission within the
country’s ministry of culture, which will then forward them to judges.

For
their part, judges will have four days to decide whether to temporarily shutter
a website while further investigation is conducted.

 

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