Thursday, 17th June 2021

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News cannot be copyrighted any more than you can copyright an Atlas. Is copying flattery? What about do you get it? Stealing intellectual property.

I really do not get this one. Because Spain has changed its copyright law, Spanish news media now demand Google to pay for providing news in Spain with the result that Google told them where to get off and, quite so, stopped providing news in Spain altogether.

My question is since when are news subject to copyright? They are not the result of intellectual or artistic creativity; news information does not belong to anyone, it is just reporting news and information. In my opinion this infringes on the freedom of the press. Ask Reuters!

By the same token, if this is the law in Spain does it mean that foreign media can now sue the Spanish media for producing news they published?

Does it mean that Sur in English can sue the Euroweekly and vice versa? Surely you can’t have it one way and not the other, can you? Can Spanish Newspapers take legal action against Spanish TV programs? Is this another scam to get money for nothing from foreign organisations?



This is a photo taken showing the colour of the water out of the tap in Sabinillas on the 30th January 2015. This is supposed to be drinking water!!




They say that copying is a form of flattery! If this is the case then we must thank the Euroweekly for copying our “DO YOU GET IT?” idea which we have been publishing in print and online since 2011.
Is this not an infringement of Spanish Copyright law? What about the other (unmentioned) publications that copy the designs of our published adverts? Should we sue them or thank them for their lack of imagination?


We want to announce that we do not wish to do business with Jaipur, Mini India or any of their associate restaurants. We should have listened to advise given to us in the first place.

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