(New blog article by Mayo Fuster and Jorge L. Salcedo «De la Ley Sinde a la de Propiedad Intelectual: menos libertad en la red, ¿menor movilización?». At Interferencias – eldiario.es)
On February 14th 2014, the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the draft Reform Act of the Intellectual Property Law, which the Parliament will be discussing in the coming months. Among the new elements of this draft reform is the so-called “Google tax ” to be paid by aggregators to news publishers; tougher penalties against violators of Intellectual Property Law; a greater supervision of the work done by management entities and a greater power for the so-called Intellectual Property Commission. There is no recognition of licenses other than copyright.