“One more case in the ongoing battle in Spain between SGAE and small bars over copyleft music. Derecho de Internet reports on this latest appeal by the SGAE against a bar in Madrid called ‘Buenavistilla Social Club’. The collecting society initially lost the case and therefore appealed to have the ruling reversed. In the latest sentence, the court argued that evidence presented by the defendants indicated that the locale played alternative music, also known as ‘música libre’ or copyleft, and therefore dismissed the appeal and allowed the initial ruling to stand.
Read more at Technollama: New copyleft ruling in Spain
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