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Spain passes piracy law; some draw parallels to SOPA

The Spanish government has recently passed a law with provisions that some have compared to the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation that’s currently making its way through the House Judiciary Committee.

The Spanish law, as reported by the BBC, allows for the Spanish government to require Internet service providers to block sites that host infringing content. Unlike SOPA, however, the law deals with domestic sites and would set up a separate government agency to deal with anti-piracy cases.

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