Though digital piracy has experienced a slight decrease in Spain in terms of absolute figures, the percentage of citizens accessing pirate content remains the same or even increases for some sectors such as music and leisure books. Thus, in 2016 there were 4.128 billion illegal accesses to content, 4.2% less that in 2015, with a value of 23.294 billion euros (-3.2%), but the loss profit suffered by cultural and content industries increased 6.8%, to 1.783 billion.
The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has imposed a EUR 5,000 fine on the owners of site Lolabits.es for the infringement of Article 22.2, related to rights of users, of Law 34/2002 on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (Spanish LSSI).
The «Defend your rights» programme of LaLiga and La Coalición grows 85 primary and secondary schools from four Autonomous Regions have taken part in the second edition.
The signature of this Agreement means an upgrading of the level of attention of the State Enforcement Agencies regarding intellectual property offences, by considering them “organized crime”, and conferring to the body that today is the main police authority in the matter the monitoring, observance, coordination and direction of police agencies.
Digital piracy keeps beating records in Spain and causing enormous damages to creators and cultural and digital content industries. During 2015, only 36% of all content were legal, four per cent less than the previous year, and the percentage of consumers that accessed illegally to content on the Internet rose to 63%, from the precedent 58% recorded in 2014. These are some of main results gathered by the Piracy observatory and digital contents consumption habits 2015, carried out by independent consultant GfK and released today by the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries and LaLiga.
The contents industry waits anxiously to see details of the “war against piracy” announced by Minister Méndez de Vigo
In the first nine months of 2015, the Intellectual Property Commission only resolved one file under the new law.
La Coalición de creadores e industrias de contenidos and the Liga take a historic step against piracy
La Coalición de creadores e industrias de contenidos and LaLiga have signed up to an historic agreement to promote a common front against digital piracy, a scourge that seriously damages the development of the football, publishing, film, series, music, and video game industries and makes up 5% of the Spanish GDP.
Digital piracy is beating records in seriously prejudicing the cultural and digital content industries: in the past year (2014), 87.94% of content consumed was illegal. Only 40 % of all access to contents was legal. Likewise the percentage of consumers acceding illegally to content on the Internet rose from 51 to 58% with regard to the preceding year. These are some of the data collected by the Observatory of Piracy and Consumption Habits of Digital Contents for 2014, set up by renown independent specialised consultant GfK and presented today by the Coalición of creators and content industries.
Piracy Observatory 2013: Almost 70 percent of Internet users consider blocking access to content as the most efficient measure against piracy
Results of the last Piracy Observatory and Digital Contents Consumption Habits show that illegal downloads continued to grow in Spain over 2013. The survey carried out by independent consulting company Gfk and commissioned by La Coalición has been released today, confirming the severity of the situation and showing a devastating scenario in which 84% of all content consumed in Spain is pirate.