Libertad de expresión y límites de la publicidad relacionada con vehículos a motor en la jurisprudencia menor (Freedom of Speech and Limits to Motor Vehicle Advertising in Lower Court Rulings)

Actas de Derecho Industrial y Derecho de Autor, Vol. 32, 2011-2012, pp. 319-348

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 Last revised: 12 Feb 2013

See all articles by Pablo Salvador-Coderch

Pablo Salvador-Coderch

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

Antoni Rubi-Puig

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

Antoni Terra

Stanford Law School

Laura Allueva Aznar

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

David Garcia Martin

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

Èric Corral Fontanet

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Law

Date Written: October 2012

Abstract

According to Spanish law, motorcycle drivers and passengers must use helmets properly (art. 118.1.I Traffic General Regulations). Besides, the Spanish Road Traffic Act bans advertising related to motor vehicles which may incite or induce behaviors against traffic safety (art. 52 Spanish Road Traffic Act, LsTr).

In this paper, its authors uphold that article 52 LsTr is not applicable to the advertising of fictional works in cases in which either from a cause-in-fact point of view or from a proximate causation standpoint it cannot be reasonably inferred that the commercial speech’s content may have incited illegal motor vehicle driving conducts.

Keywords: Advertising, Motor Vehicles, Film Fiction, Freedom of Speech, Causation, Cause of Fact, Scope of Liability, Proximate Causation, Article 52 Spanish Road Traffic Act

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Salvador-Coderch, Pablo and Rubi-Puig, Antoni and Terra, Antoni and Allueva Aznar, Laura and Garcia Martin, David and Corral Fontanet, Èric, Libertad de expresión y límites de la publicidad relacionada con vehículos a motor en la jurisprudencia menor (Freedom of Speech and Limits to Motor Vehicle Advertising in Lower Court Rulings) (October 2012). Actas de Derecho Industrial y Derecho de Autor, Vol. 32, 2011-2012, pp. 319-348, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2193560

Pablo Salvador-Coderch

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Antoni Rubi-Puig

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

Antoni Terra (Contact Author)

Stanford Law School ( email )

Stanford, CA
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniterra

Laura Allueva Aznar

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

David Garcia Martin

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain

Èric Corral Fontanet

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Law ( email )

C/ Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, Barccelona 08005
Spain

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