The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that it has brought to Spain from the watch list for violation of intellectual property rights “in recognition of their recent efforts.”
“The U.S. welcomes the adoption of the measures included in the law Sinde to combat Internet piracy,” the annual “Special 301″ on the protection of international property rights in the world.
Spain appears in the chapter on “positive developments” and leaves the “watch list” which remained in the reports of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
However, the new report from Washington expressed “grave concern” over the enforcement seems decriminalize share materials through the system of file sharing (P2P).
Therefore, the report adds, is “urging Spain to take steps to remedy this significant problem.”
Meanwhile, the Spanish government called the decision “very positive” in the words of the Director General of Policy and Cultural Industries and the Book, Teresa Lizaranzu.
“It shows a clear commitment to ensure intellectual property rights in our country and to foster new business models online,” said Lizaranzu, who is also president of the Intellectual Property Commission established following the law called Sinde.
The “Special 301″, prepared annually by the U.S. and assesses the status of digital piracy abroad, keeps China at the head of its list of “priority watch”.
China appears accompanied by a dozen other countries, which include three Latin Americans-Argentina, Chile and Venezuela and countries such as Algeria, Canada, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand and Ukraine.
In the second list of countries “under surveillance”, which was Spain so far, there remain other four European countries: Italy, Finland, Greece and Norway.
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