Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:18 UTC
In the News And thus, our true colours reveal. Since Obama was the young newcomer, technically savvy, many of us were hoping that he might support patent and/or copyright reform. In case our story earlier on this subject didn't already tip you off, this certainly will: Obama has sided squarely with the RIAA/MPAA lobby, and backs ACTA. No copyright and/or patent reform for you, American citizens!
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RE[2]: Smug
by orfanum on Mon 15th Mar 2010 10:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Smug"
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Obama's ire regarding "rights" and "justice" often knows no bounds but is very selective. Take the way in which he and his diplomatic team are laying into the Israelis at the moment:

I am not sure that for example there's a domestic lobbying group expecting a payback in this policy domain, as there is concretely in the case of the large media corporations here, so Obama seems to be ready to play for high stakes on the basis of principles.

Why can't he do this in regard to copyright? To look closely at the current aspects of the ecosystem regarding rights and come up with something creative?

He's intellectually weak (yes, we can all see that he is clever, but that's different from mental depth, stamina and vision) and driven by emotion.

No good will come of him.

Note: I have no interest here per se in the Middle-East conflict - it's just by way of contrasting example. Please do not jump up and down on me for being 'pro-Israeli' or 'anti-Palestinian'. Thanks.

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