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Re: [dvd-discuss] Sklyarov denied Visa to return to US for trial.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 10:05:14AM -0700, Michael A Rolenz wrote:
> OTOH if Skylarov never wants to set foot in the USofA again, they can go 
> pound salt...unless the CIA wants to mount a covert operation to abduct 
> him and ship him to the USA.  What's more important? Terrorism or 
> Intellectual Property?  ;-)

The CIA definitely has more experience training and supporting
terrorists or conduction operations themselves than they do with
writing poems or songs, so - uh, or did you mean what is more important
to _prevent_ ?

On a more serious note: Doing away with the idiotic concept of
"intellectual property" is almost certainly more important. Terrorism
kills a few thousand people in a good year, the patents on HIV drugs
alone kill several times that.

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