Sept. 21, 2013
Website owners whose sites profit from linking to unauthorized copyrighted material can now be jailed for up to six years under a new measure that passed [yesterday] in Spain. Spain is considered one of the worst offenders in Europe when it comes to illegally downloading content; one study reported that 98.7 of music Spaniards listen to is pirated. The law will spare peer-to-peer filesharing sites, search engines, and users of the link-sharing sites.
The country enacted the law as a response to pressure from the US, where ironically the law is not as strict.