Monday, November 5, 2007

A Judge with good judgment at last: music download not infringing copyright if not for profit

According to spanish judge Paz Aldecoa in Santander (Spain) downloading music without the intent to profit from it, is not a crime.

Although the accusers wanted a 48 year old man - who downloaded songs from the internet for himself and to share with his friend - to be fined and pay for damages, the judge ruled that a crime against intellectual property must involve profit, which was not the case.

Finally, someone with good sense!

This may be a nice precedent for other similar cases.

Source [Diario Digital] (in Portuguese)

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