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[News] Intellectual Monopolies Now to Potentially be Enforced by Copyrights

  • Subject: [News] Intellectual Monopolies Now to Potentially be Enforced by Copyrights
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:40:13 +0000
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US Weighs Copyright As Barrier To Grey Market Imports 

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| New Tactic: Copyright
| Because trademark law often cannot stop 
| the import of grey market goods, a growing 
| number of brand owners are trying a new 
| tactic. They are using copyright law to 
| protect their markets in the US. (This 
| tactic doesnât work well in Europe because 
| the EU lacks a single, harmonised approach 
| to copyright law, according to Klett.)


Faking the arguments for ACTA

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| Admitted, I trust him. Dr. Paul RÃbig is a 
| great MEP from Austria, where he 
| represents the Austrian Christian 
| Democratic party (ÃVP) in the Industry 
| committee. I know him as a fierce and 
| passionate supporter of small and medium 
| sized companies and European 
| entrepreneurs.
| Admitted, counterfeiting of goods is a 
| problem for the European Union. Though 
| references to the scape goat nations 
| shift: when the first enforcement 
| directive was in Parliament âEastern 
| Europeanâ counterfeiters took the blame. 
| Now the Eastern European problem seems to 
| have vanished and other âhordesâ are said 
| to threaten us. I am cautious to describe 
| his remarks as âracistsâ. Europe faces 
| immigration pressure from Africa, labour 
| protection of immigrants  is a problem and 
| European manufacturers perceive 
| counterfeiting as a challenge. I also 
| prefer straight talk over superficial 
| political correctness. How on earth does 
| all this relate to ACTA? Listen to Dr. 
| RÃbig:
| We have to consider what the 
| superficiality does to our political 
| culture. Cheap enemy advocacy schemes used 
| by the Commission and lobby stakeholders 
| fire back on conservative values, and lead 
| to the kind of brainstorming we witness in 
| the video. What do we expect when a person 
| from the DG Trade makes his arrogant jokes 
| on China?



And the draft of the ACTA reply to me in English

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| So here is a Council draft document in
| English to the reply to my secondary
| request for document access related to an
| ACTA criminal provisions document.


ACTA secondary application answered

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| Formally, I could go to Court now or
| invoke the ombudsman.


Wikileaks is in trouble.

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| Despite frequent press confusion, Wikileaks
| is nothing to do with Wikimedia at all â
| âwikiâ is a generic term for âmass-editable
| websiteâ and they use MediaWiki, but
| thereâs no connection.


UK air traffic control goes after Wikileaks

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| The National Aviation and Transport Services
| (NATS) is threatening legal action against
| Wikileaks because the website has published
| a recording of the crashing of BA flight
| 038, call sign Speedbird 38, which came down
| just short of the Heathrow runway in 2008.

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