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Spain anti-piracy plan

January 11, 2010

Spain’s Cabinet has approved an Internet anti-piracy plan under which websites offering illegal entertainment downloads will be urged to stop or face being shut down.

Justice Minister Francisco Caamano said the plan, which will close offending sites under a fast-track judicial process, will create a panel of experts to hear complaints against suspect sites. The panel can then call on a judge who will have four days to hear arguments from the parties involved before ruling.

The measure is aimed at placating entertainment industry groups who claim they are losing millions of Euros through Internet piracy of copyright-protected material.

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