[Cross posted from http://karisma.org.co/] Yesterday, January 23, the Constitutional Court of Colombia decided about the constitutionality of the law known as #LeyLleras2 (1520 of 2012 Act). According to the press information available at this moment, the Court declared the unconstitutionality of the entire law due to procedural irregularities incurred in Congress because the law was processed in the Second Commission of Congress, like an international treaty, but not as the internal implementation of an intellectual property law which the process should have been carried out in the First Commission. Furthermore, the 1520 Act was processed as an ordinary law and not as a statutory law.
Apparently, the Court also ruled on the constitutionality of Articles 13 and 14 of the Act, related to the retransmission of television signals over the Internet without the authorization of the owner and technological protection measures, respectively.
Although it is necessary to await the final decision of the Court or at least the official press announcement to know the scope of the decision, it is clear that this is a victory for all Internet users.