Spain: new intellectual property law

'Google Tax' to become law in 2015.

The Spanish government has passed new intellectual property legislation. The law introduces measures to curb online piracy, including increased fines for copyright infringement.  Another key part of the new law is the requirement for news aggregators to pay for the reproduction of copyright material. 

Payment will be collected by the association of newspaper editors (AEDE). 

Google has expressed disappointment that the law has been passed.

Source: Future of Copyright.

See also: Germany: Google removes news snippets.