Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 09:26 UTC
Legal "Though a deeply divided Congress is currently considering Internet website censorship legislation, the US has no such official policy - not even for child porn, which is voluntarily blocked by some ISPs. Nor does the US have a government-backed 'three strikes' or 'graduated response' system of escalating warnings to particular users accused of downloading music and movies from file-sharing networks. Yet here was the ultimatum that the US Embassy in Madrid gave the Spanish government in February 2008: adopt such measures or we will punish you. Thanks to WikiLeaks, we have the text of the diplomatic cable announcing the pressure tactics." Isn't it funny that one of the main driving forces behind the push for more stringent copyright laws, Disney, has built its empire almost entirely on appropriating European public domain stories? As a European, that's just insulting.
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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by Claxus on Sun 8th Jan 2012 11:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
Claxus
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I cannot prove this, but I think Tove Jansson, the finish author of Mumintrollet refused to open the door to Disney when she was alive, but she also wrote it in her will. Haha!

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