Ben Fritz

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Picasso and bullfighting are cultural touchstones in Spain. Now add Internet piracy.

The unauthorized downloading and streaming of movies and television shows from the Web is a growing problem for the entertainment industry around the world. In a few key countries such as Spain, however, it has become an epidemic that is forcing movie studios to consider no longer selling DVDs in the country.

A cavalier attitude toward piracy has made it mainstream behavior in Spain.

«Almost everybody I know downloads movies,» said Mercedes Carrasco, 45, a student from Caceres who downloads about two movies each week.

«I don’t think downloading movies for private use harms anybody,» said Juan, a 41-year-old engineer from Madrid who declined to provide his last name.…  Seguir leyendo »