[conspire] G8 statement on intellectual property rights
alamozzz at yahoo.com
Sun May 20 21:44:26 PDT 2012
On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 01:50:34PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):
> > I hate it when people mix up issues, especials the copyright issues to
> > other things, like in your case, tax cuts.
> It's a bit embarrassing that Ed probably has no idea that his vague
> ideological handwave didn't even address Adrien's G8 conference
What ticks me off about it is that it gives an impression that in
order to be against copyright abuses that you have to be a left wing
nut case, thereby excluding everyone of the right side of the
political spectrum who should be equaly upset of the abuses.
I think the issue of protecting a commons that benefits all society fits in well with a capitalist economy (our Earth's atmosphere is a good example,) so I don't think you can brand someone leftist for having that viewpoint. So let's try to protect the atmosphere; it is damn hard to do business when everyone is dead.
But yes, I am curious whether the missive will actually be acted on by various agencies and the mechanics of implementation. It may be nothing more than a cheerleading chant to appease certain commercial interests.
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