Spanish Pirate Site Owners To Get Six Years Jailtime, But Users Off The Hook | TechCrunch (click for full article) by Mike Butcher - Sept. 21, 2013 Spain has long had a difficult reputation as one of the heaviest users of file-sharing services, crippling music and entertainment sales in the country for years. Thats the way the cookie crumbles, some might say. But its affected relations with Hollywood for years and threatened to land it back on a U.S. government black list after the country dropped off last year. And facing trade sanctions from Washington is a bad place to be when your economy is in the toilet. So Friday, the Spanish government approved new laws, meaning the owners of websites that link to pirated content will be jailed for up to six years.