Yahoo! Spain Threatens Blogger Over Piracy How-To

    September 8, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Yahoo! Spain didn’t take too kindly to Spanish blog network Weblogs SL when they posted a third party tip on how to illegally download videos from Yahoo! Launch on their software blog Genbeta. After threat of legal action, the post has since been removed.

Hat tip to Search Engine Journal for the info.

“Julio Alonso of Weblogs SL has advised Blog Herald via email that he believes this is the first time one of the large internet companies has sent a cease and desist letter to a Spanish blog,” reads SEJ’s post.

The original how-to information was posted on August 23rd at UNEASYsilence, but relaying the information via a larger network set off Yahoo! Spain.

“I’m not even going to pretend I know what laws are possibly being violated. This is an educational post,” admits Derek of UNEASYsilence.

Alonso has removed the post “to avoid the possible legal liabilities that were clearly stated on the email.”