Prior to this most townsfolk were blissfully disinterested in the Web site, but once the company threatened to sue, many in the town rallied around keeping the site open -- to fight the "Spanish invasion." The international media got wind of the story and the little village became a cause celeb ultimately leading the Portuguese prime minister to pressure the town to keep the site open as a patriotic gesture.
I don't know if this film will ever make it to U.S. theaters or to TV or the Internet, but if it does, I highly recommend it. It highlights the absurdity of the value of "dot-com real estate," and satirizes the real issue of conflicts of rights over domain names.
The 103 minute film, directed by Luís Galvão Teles, is in Portuguese with English subtitles.