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[News] Infringing Intellectual Monopolies Worse Than Killing a Human

  • Subject: [News] Infringing Intellectual Monopolies Worse Than Killing a Human
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:33:35 +0000
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File-sharing is worse than murder and child abduction

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| How do the above fines compare to other 
| crimes? Gapers Block uses the Illinois 
| Criminal code to find that file-sharing is 
| worse than arson, child abduction and 
| second-degree murder, among others. This 
| just shows how ill-conceived laws are 
| sometimes, and copyright and patent law 
| unfortunately provides too many examples.


Unruly Canadians

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| Notably, in the category of recorded music 
| (the realm of active copyright lobbyists) 
| both countries show a declining compounded 
| annual growth rate. But Canada's decline is 
| projected to -1% whereas its American 
| counterpart shows -4.7%. Similar 
| comparisons to U.K (-3.9%), France (-7.4%), 
| and Germany (-1.9%) all place the Canadian 
| music scene as more stable. This, despite 
| the state of our copyright law.


Question Copyright's "Minute Memes" challenge copyright rhetoric

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| How do you deal with an entrenched content 
| industry that tries to pump its twisted 
| values down your throat with ludicrously 
| illogical emotional appeals? Well, one way 
| is to fight fire with fire by making your 
| own emotional appeals, and trust to the 
| viral amplification of free culture 
| distribution to get the message out. This 
| is the essence of the âminute memeâ idea 
| from Question Copyright, and animator Nina 
| Paley has fired the first volley with her 
| one-minute animation âCopying Is Not Theft.â



U.S. To Costa Rica: No Sugar Access Without Copyright Reform

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| Reports from Costa Rica indicate that final
| approval of the Central American Free Trade
| Agreement with the United States is
| languishing in the Legislative Assembly due
| to concerns over the copyright provisions.
| The CAFTA copyright provisions are similar
| to those found in the other major U.S.
| trade agreements concluded in recent years:
| DMCA-style protections, ISP liability, and
| copyright term extension are all part of
| the package.


Everything You Need To Refute a File-Sharing Legal Threat

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| A new wave of cash demands connected with
| allegations of illicit file-sharing are
| being received this week. In response,
| consumer group BeingThreatened has
| produced the most informative handbook
| ever created, empowering those wrongfully
| accused to refute the claims against them
| and hold onto their hard-earned cash.

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