Administrators filesharing sites risking six years in prison in Spain after amendment




In Spain, the government has endorsed an amendment to the Penal Code, which owners and operators of file sharing sites that facilitate copyright infringement a maximum sentence of six years in the prospect.

To be able to impose the maximum sentence of two to six years, the Spanish justice prove it to particularly serious offenses are given the value of the exchanged content and that the managers or owners here purposely to have achieved financial gain. The Spanish Justice stressed that the intention is in no way to act against individual users, search engines or P2P programs themselves. “If they have no intention of financial gain, there is no crime,” said Minister Alberto Gallardón ruiza according to El Pais.

In the Spanish media is critical aware, as pointing out that the El Confidencial jail for p2p site administrators is now higher than for manslaughter or child prostitution. The increase penalties on existing measures, such as the ability to block sites and removing content, but TorrentFreak writes that the potential was adopted in 2011 by the Sinde Law offered. hardly used in practice

Spain had long been known for its cautious policy towards the fight against piracy. Under pressure from the United States is that attitude become less lax in recent years. The proposal should be discussed more in the Spanish Parliament, the amended law would then early next year such determinations.


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