Spanish publishing industry damaged by increasing digital piracy of books.
Minister of Culture of Spain Angeles Gonzalez Sinde
The Spanish publishing industry reduced its gross income in about 150 million euros last year due to digital piracy of books. The losses caused by illegal photocopying, meanwhile, moved in around 100 million euros. These are the data contained in the report prepared by the Federation of Publishers’ Guilds of Spain (FGEE) and reported to the press this morning by Antonio Maria de Avila, director of the federation. He did report these new data at the end of a meeting convened in the Ministry of Culture with Ángeles González-Sinde and with the presidents of the associations of publishers of all official languages of the Spanish State. The books that are illegaly duplicated are mainly used in Universities and colleges.READ MORE HERE (in spanish)