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Re: [dvd-discuss] [openlaw] Government takes more extremelineinsecond "Eldred" case

Yes.  Why we've let the copyright industry write copyright treaties
(effectively) is beyond me.  Let's have the auto industry write the
tarrif schedule while we're at it...

Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> It's called WIPO and WTO.
> Tom <tom@lemuria.org>
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> 01/09/02 06:37 PM
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> "Eldred" case
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 05:23:12PM -0700, John Zulauf wrote:
> > progress in the profits of the oligarchy" Copyright laws.  Arguing that
> > since the initial copyright matched the European one the framers wanted
> > us to slavishly follow them is hogwash.
> unfortunately, it's a major game of all the governments and lobbyists.
> just look somewhere else where what you want is already done, and claim
> you need to follow them.
> the funny thing is, it works both ways around - US gov says they need
> to take, say, the longer european copyright terms, and european govs
> say they must reduce privacy laws to match the US...
> why the game hasn't been played the opposite way very much is beyond
> me.
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