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Spanish P2P music website Weblisten is - as of right now - closed by order of the 3rd Criminal Court of Madrid for intellectual property violations.

The judgement, as recorded on Libertad Digital (Digital Freedom), prohibits Weblisten from further music distribution activities, and orders the destruction of those databases which "contain music files and other material pertaining to the offence". The sentence concludes by explaining that it "clarifies the scope of internet music distribution and decisively contributes to the promotion of quality, legal distribution".

Indeed, a notice on the Weblisten website reads: "WARNING: This Website has been closed following the legal procedure at the Juzgado de lo Penal nº 3 of Madrid. For any claim, please contact us at: Weblisten, S.A., Post Office Box nº 6148, 28080 Madrid - Spain."

Weblisten set up shop in 1997 and has on several occasions attracted the attention of Spanish intellectual property outfit AGEDI (That's the Asociación de Gestión de Derechos Intelectuales for those readers who like their watchdogs with an Iberian flavour). Weblisten's demise provoked AGEDI prez Antonio Guisasola to pronounce that "justice has been served by this judgement, stopping as it does the activity of a website which has become rich by illegal and malicious means at the expense of producers and artists, robbing them of their rights and not paying to exploit the fruits of their labours". ®

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