How America Lost Copyright FightAdded: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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The article with such a title was written by Harold Feld, Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, which supports the openness of the web and the access of public to knowledge.
There were a lot of important events this month, including the denial of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in the Parliament of the European Union, and the start of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in San Diego.
In addition, one more shocking development is the proposal of US Trade Representative to include another provision in the Intellectual Property chapter. The suggested provision emphasizes the importance of limitations and exceptions to copyright while accepting the international 3-part test. Nevertheless, implementation of such principles in the Trans-Pacific Partnership might appear a major setback to the existing American legislation, let alone the skepticism of the press about their true intentions. Apparently, such a dramatic change of view isn’t easily digested.
However, we could relate the development in question with the failure of ACTA treaty in the EU Parliament. Indeed, this was a heavy blow received not just by the entertainment industries, but also by other businesses that counted on the legislation. However, the experts believe that it’s their own fault – they should have thought harder when implementing absurd provisions within the agreement. We can say that they pretty much signed the treaty’s death sentence.
Keeping that in mind, we could suggest that the USTR’s move may be wise as they have learned from the mistakes made in ACTA treaty, let alone the questions already raised by many Congressmen regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Besides, the provision can be easily synced with the international 3-part test, which was quite a vague international law. This, Harold believes, is a step forward for copyright maximalism. The author has many rules of advocacy, one of them being to always make it easy for the others to agree with you. But this can doubly be true if the other side is believed to make the concession grudgingly. That’s why his first response was to thank US Trade Representative and acknowledge its significant shift in position, while the second one was to help USTR move down the path of wisdom by refining the text.
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
|maybe its the pot brownies but i cant tell if this dude is for or against all that bullshit, sounds like hes for both, which means hes a judas and hes using words to swindle us, burn him in the streets just in case.|
|Since the Trans pacific Partnership failed in the E.U so drastically they are trying to add more codicils that actually are supposed to give latitude to the 3 part test which was rejected so that it might be accepted next time around.I think they are working on the Bullsh1te baffles brains theory that the more they obscure the legislation proposed the less will actually be read into it and so it may subsequently get passed given ratification.|
|posted by (2012-07-13 17:28:16)|
|"America Lost Copyright Fight" I can tell you exactly y the US entertainment industry lost this battle. there proposal made no sense. its kinda like the way they worded the new fbi warning's. ANY "un-atherized copying or distribution" "despite monetary gain (profit) is subject to criminal investigation" "they also consider you as a terrorist" so basically they are stating that when you buy movies, music, games...you are not allowed to even watch, play, or liston, trade, re-sell, donate what you buy? LoL that's just stupid and makes absolutely no sense.|
but ya Goreknight is correct....all the pot brownies they ate confused them and that's how they came up with this.
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