On October 1, 2015 several Spanish internet users associations (AUI, AI, ISOC-ES, ATI and AEEPP) lodged a complaint with the European Commission to compel the Spanish government to repeal the Law 21/2014 amending the Copyright Act passed by Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996 (the "Spanish Copright Act") which entered into force on January 1, 2015. The complainants hereby argue that the so called "Canon AEDE" established by article 32.2 of the Spanish Copyright Act infringes certain rules of EU law. The "Canon AEDE" is the result of the lobbying by the Association of Spanish Daily Publishers (AEDE) which obliges news aggregators (such as Yahoo! News, Google News or Menéame) to pay publishers a compensation for using their content. According to the complainants, article 32.2 of the Act breaches the following EU law principles: It constitutes a barrier to the proper functioning of the European Union internal market. The Spanish Kingdom did not notify the adoption of this measure to the European Commission, as article 36 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") requires. It is an unjustified restriction to the basic freedom to provide services. Thus, it breaches article 56 TFEU, as well as the general principle of proportionality and the Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (the "Copyright Directive"). It has a significant negative impact on the competitiveness of publishers, particularly affecting small and medium publishing companies. Moreover, it entails a barrier to content aggregators established in other Member States to enter into the Spanish market. As a matter of fact, a significant number of content aggregators have already shut down their online news services in Spain. This complaint is a reflection of the confrontation and criticism the Spanish Copyright Act has received since its entry into force back in January 2015. In this sense, we will be monitoring future developments of this claim and any other updates in connection to this reform.