THE FRESHLY INSTALLED Spanish government has put into force the sort of law that copyright holders pray for, a no holds barred bad web site shutdown act.
Torrentfreak reports that the government of Spain has fully implemented the law, called the Sinde Law, explaining that web sites can now be shut down or blocked by ISPs just ten days after a rightsholder complains.
Deputy prime minister Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria announced the full passage of the law nearly a year after it was first agreed on, at a press conference, reports the local newspaper Elmundo. She explained that it took Spain deeper "in the international standard in the fight against piracy."
The Sinde Law covers web sites that offer content, or offer links to it, according to the report, and will see very swift action taken against those web pages. Once a letter of complaint is received its claims will be looked at by an intellectual property committee, which will decide whether they are just.
Once this has been completed a judge will have 72 hours to rule on whether the web site in question must be shut down. In total this procedure is expected to take only ten days. µ
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