Top court will review Sinde download law

Supreme Court agrees to hear complaint filed by web users group

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a complaint filed by a web users group against the government’s anti-download law that aims to protect copyright material.

Spain’s solicitor general has 10 days to present his arguments over why the so-called Sinde Law should be left intact.

Víctor Domingo, president of the Association of Web Users, which filed the complaint, explained that his group does not agree with many clauses in the law, including giving the government the right to decide when it can close down a website if it considers that it has violated the statute. Domingo says the Sinde Law goes against many prior decisions already handed down by Spanish courts. “It is important that this law, which we consider unfair, is revised.”

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