Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 21:17 UTC
Legal The US Trade Representative has released its Special 301 Report again, the document the US government uses to mafia poor countries (and Canada) into enacting stricter IP laws. "Perhaps the most shameful inclusion in this year's report are a series of countries whose primarily fault is being poor. [...] Moreover, with repeated complaints against countries seeking to ensure adequate access to medicines for their citizens or access to books in schools, this year's report hits a new low. It demonstrates the failure of the enforcement agenda and stands as an embarrassment for one of the world's richest countries to prioritize its IP rights over human and economic rights in the developing world." Infuriating. And people wonder why I consider the current IP legislation and lobby entirely unethical and strictly evil.
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by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 3rd May 2012 15:40 UTC in reply to "U.S."
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Does anyone else notice there is a strong anti-American sentiment in this site these days?

That because when the EU or one of its member countries does something bad, then the blame lies solely with the evil greedy politicians. But when the US does something bad, then every individual member of the population deserves the blame (and somehow has a direct responsibility for fixing the problem).

It makes perfect sense, if you (don't) think about it.

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