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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Used for Censorship, Taxation

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Used for Censorship, Taxation
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:37:27 +0100
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China Cracks Down On Pirated Teaching Materials?

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| It's unclear how cheaper or even free teaching materials "harm" 
| youth, but the speculation is that it's more about the government 
| not liking the content than any real worry about "piracy."


Pirated Teaching Materials Threaten Health of Chinaâs Youth

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| Chinaâs Anti-Pornography and Anti-Illegal Publications Office has 
| booked a huge victory by preventing the countryâs youth from 
| accessing more than 4 million copies of pirated teaching 
| materials. According to the vice director of the office, such 
| materials âharm the healthy development of the countryâs youth.â


The Proceeds of Canada's Blank Media Levy 

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| While it's hard to see how this levy could have been much of an 
| incentive to most of the musicians who have seen a piece of it, 
| it's not hard to see where the real incentive lies. No doubt 
| there is a great incentive for those who work for the CPCC as as 
| lawyers, consultants, employees, lobbyists and others to try to 
| get the Copyright Act amended so as to keep the levy alive by 
| extending its reach to iPods, cell phones, and beyond.


Skype founders file copyright suit against Skype

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| Just the latest in an ongoing license dispute between the popular 
| VoIP service and its developers, the lawsuit, filed in Northern 
| California U.S. District Court, seeks an injunction and damages, 
| which Joltid "reasonably believes are amassing at a rate of $75 
| million daily," according to the suit.



Wolfram Alpha Does Not Understand Copyright

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| Copyright, as Wolfram seems not to understand, is a bargain between creators
| and their public. As an incentive to create, the former are given a
| time-limited monopoly by governments. Note that it is not a reward for
| having created: it is an incentive to create again.

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