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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 21 December 2014 - 06:21 PM

Spain's Google link tax: 'Clearly insane' law may hurt the news companies it seeks to protect
Summary: The upcoming closure of Google News has reawakened the debate over the consequences of a law that experts have described as quite simply "nonsense".
By Anna Solana for IT Iberia | December 15, 2014 -- 10:51 GMT (02:51 PST)
"It's a disaster. The evidence that Spain is a 'corruptocracy' in which any lobby can write laws at will (even ones as openly and clearly as insane as this one), in which certain media make its editorial line conditional upon government funding, and where the government has no idea how internet works," says Enrique Dans, consultant and professor at IE Business School.