Infringement of intellectual property rights is an issue of particular importance in Spain. In 2008, the Coalition of Creators and Content Industries was created with the aim to lobby for tightening the intellectual property law and other measures against file sharing on P2P networks. It consists of several associations that are linked to authors and to the music and film industries and it publishes an annual report on piracy and digital contents consumption habits. The latest results corresponding to 2017 show a decrease in piracy of 6% compared to 2016 (representing illegal accesses to illegal content with a total value of EUR 21 899 billion). Accumulatively, there was a decrease of 9% compared to 2015 (for more details see here). The Coalition also carries out a programme of awareness of intellectual property and piracy aimed at primary and secondary school pupils. The main results of the fourth edition of the programme can be found here.
At the institutional level, the Ministry of Culture and Sport has proved its strong commitment to the the defence of intellectual property rights. Until now, the Second Section of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Ministry of Culture has closed more than 100 pirate pages online. In 2018, the courts blocked 25 web pages and a total of 54 domains with illegal content (for more details see here).