|Private copying: how best can
Spain a-Fjord to pay?
As for Spain itself, Sandra explains that the government is meeting commitments made in the recent electoral campaign: eight years after the controversial implementation of the “canon digital” [subsequently shot down by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-467/08 Padawan], the government decided to abolish the present copyright levy system on Friday 31 December 2011. Criteria for payment under the new scheme will be defined in an official decree within the next two months. At the same time, the government agreed to pass the “Ley Sinde” (Law against Internet-Piracy and illegal downloads) which, among other things, is to introduce a Commission to protect Intellectual Property.