Spain cracking down on copyright infringement, online piracy

Spain's Education Minister Wert attends the second day of the State of the Nation debate at Madrid's ParliamentBy Teresa Larraz Mora MADRID (Reuters) – Spain is strengthening its intellectual property law by introducing sanctions for advertisers on websites that violate copyright protection and increasing fines for websites that do not remove pirated material, the government said on Friday. Education and Culture Minister Jose Ignacio Wert said the government had drafted a bill to increase copyright protection, and it would be open for public input before being finalized and sent to parliament. Copyright violations are widespread in Spain. …

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