Saturday, November 04, 2006

Don't sell your (ilegally) downloaded musics, and you're home least in Spain

A Judge in Santander, Spain, has ruled that "non-for-profit" download of musics is not a crime. The defendant was a 48 year old man who downloaded musics from the Internet and shared them with his friends. The accusation wanted the man to be sentenced to pay a fine and compensation to copyright holders.

However, the Judge decided that downloading musics with no intention to have any profit from it, is not a copyright infringement, thus opening a very important precedent in Spain. The defendant walked free without having to pay neither the fine or the compensation.

Source: Peopleware (Portuguese), Diário Digital (Portuguese)

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