• pakoito

    Well, spanish socialist (?) government is taking measures directly against net neutrality trying to pass a law that allows the formation a comitée able to close down pages without any legal process or a juzge. All these laws are being pushed by international entities like the RIAA, and the government can say no because most of the copyright lobby was important part of their political campaign actively helping them.

    The oposition is also stuck between angry voters, internal discrepancies from the culture lobby and international pressures.


  • http://www.greatwebsitesblog.com Badams

    Big mistake here by Spain. I’m not sure the legislators there realise just how the internet works – similar to German lawmakers in that regard.

    I’m no fan of Google’s monopoly in the European search market and there are legitimate concerns regarding search neutrality.

    But this particular issue is a huge judicial misstep and I sincerely hope Google wins that appeal. Google’s SERPs are not a form of publication, they’re just the portal to the information.

  • http://www.edeninteractive.com searchengineman

    Wasn’t China already doing this to Google? Google is going to have no choice but to play by Spains Rules, no matter how dumb we think it is.


  • piltdown

    “Well, spanish socialist (?) government…”

    You’re just like the stupid teabaggers, waving around “socialist” when you have no damned idea what it means.

    “The politics of Spain take place in the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy, whereby the Monarch is the Head of State and the President of the Government is the head of government in a multi-party system. Executive power is vested in the government. Central legislative power is vested in the two chambers of parliament. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.”


    Really, it’s not hard to avoid looking like an idiot. Quit falling for the bullcrap coming from the politicians who are waving “socialist” around as a derogatory term.