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Re: [News] The People Who Really Run the US Want to Toughen Intellectual Monopolies

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____/ Homer on Friday 18 Sep 2009 22:51 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> US Chamber of Commerce cites #19 rank, wants tougher IP laws
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | A new survey of intellectual property protections puts the US in
>> | 19th place, and that has already led for business groups to demand
>> | that the government ratchet up IP protection (again).
>> `----
>> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/us-chamber-of-commerce-cites-19-rank-wants-tougher-ip-laws.ars
> The report upon which this article is based, is here:
> http://www.weforum.org/pdf/GCR09/GCR20092010fullreport.pdf
> I note a rather interesting correlation. The top two countries for "IP
> protection" are Singapore and Sweden, which are also rated at number 4
> and 3 respectively in the next table, posing the question:
> "In your country, how common is diversion of public funds to companies,
> individuals, or groups due to corruption?"
> Ironically, Singapore is then listed at number 1 in this table:
> "How would you rate the level of public trust in the ethical standards
> of politicians in your country?"
> So apparently Singaporeans recognise their country is corrupt, and they
> like it just fine that way, thank you very much. In fact they actually
> believe corruption is ethical.
> Remind me to never go to Singapore.

Kuala Lampour could be tomorrow's London (when China sweeps up the US). 

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