The three panelists explained their differing but nonetheless complementary perspectives on the main changes in the new law that will enter into force from the 1 January 2015. Juan Antonio Orgaz briefly outlined the changes and underlined the most controversial issues of this law, such as how the new regulation is affecting private copy. “A barrier that is now more restricting” as Orgaz described it, which will compensate authors through general government budgets. The control and supervision of the work by management firms or the famous Google rate and the AEDE canon for network news aggregators were other points of discussion.
Javier de la Cueva focused his discussion on the importance of intellectual property in the scientific and cultural development of Spain. He pointed out some interesting facts concerning consumption in the entertainment sector and discussed how he is in favour of a broader system along the lines of open access. Lastly, Pedro Letai highlighted the importance of analysing the current system of authors’ rights with economic arguments in order to be able to find a consensus among the different market players.