Russian President Questioned G8 Outdated Copyright LegislationAdded: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
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Dmitry Medvedev pointed out that many of the copyright law were written “50 or almost 100 years ago,” which means that they are mostly not able to regulate relationships between rights owners and Internet users. Russian president wondered if it is because the G8 just don’t use the worldwide web and has little understanding of the Internet.
Right after the final declaration of the recent G8 summit, Dmitry Medvedev admitted that he was at odds with the majority opinion of the heads of state that existing legislation should be reinforced rather than reformed. Russian President is widely followed by the Russian Internet community on Twitter, where he has been persistently publishing his political views, photos from the business trips, and just thoughts.
Recently he said that the declaration in question indicated an absolutely conservative position that IP rights should be protected according to the existing laws. Unfortunately, no one except Russian President stated that the legislation in question was written almost a century ago, which means that it can’t regulate the relations between the rights holders and users.
The problem of the discussed legislation is that it mentions neither the need for copyright reform, nor legislative reviews. Since fair use protections, as well as format shifting, are mostly unauthorized in lots of countries, a confusion of licensing restrictions hinders the introduction of legitimate content services in those countries. However, this problem wasn’t discussed and mentioned in the declaration, as G8 members have a more conservative opinion than it is currently necessary. Dmitry Medvedev supposed that the reason for that may lie in the fact that they don’t use the web and therefore have little understanding of it.
Many US citizens would agree with Russian President, since they can see it all the time in their country with the government’s weird campaign aimed at Internet filtering through domain names seizures, as well as pending law to force search engines, broadband providers, payment providers, and advertisers cease business with their clients. Over and over again, the governments are busy with the enforcement side of copyright legislation instead of making it easier for companies to offer legitimate content services. Indeed, the problem of G8 may be that lots of the copyright legislations were written a century ago.
June 2nd,2011Posted by:
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
|posted by (2011-06-03 05:56:04)|
|great point Dmitry I believe the same way the laws are way too old for modern technology.|
|posted by (2011-06-04 06:54:24)|
|Now here is a Man that knows what its all about, shame other country leaders don't have the grasp of knowledge and the guts to say what is right, most do live in the dark ages, and the way it looks POWER and GREED has been there prime directive. Now if I am wrong why don't they do something to fix the problem..????????||
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