Tag: Spain

Spanish court orders interim relief against hyperlink aggregator

Following the case of Bajatetodo, comes a recent Spanish decision of 16 June 2015 from the Juzgado de lo Mercantil no. 11, Madrid, sitting as one of the city’s Commercial Courts, in an application for a preliminary injunction against an aggregator of hyperlinks to TV and internet subscription broadcasts of football games at www.rojadirecta.me. Virtually …

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Active provider, criminal sanctions: the Bajatetodo case in Spain

The Criminal Court of Appeal in Castellón has recently upheld a first instance ruling which imposed a fine of €21,000 and an 18-month prison term on the webmaster of www.bajatetodo.com for providing clickable links to works protected under copyright including movies, music, software and games. The defendant was held liable under Article 270 of the …

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