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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RE: Another angle
by weland on Wed 2nd May 2012 10:10 UTC in reply to "Another angle"
weland
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2012-02-19

Coincidentially, we are the largest media IP exporter to the rest Latin America, and algo export to Europe and even Israel. We produce TV series and content that is consumed all over the place (not my taste but that is offtopic). We compete with the US media in such regions. India is, also coincidentially, in a very similar position.


Well, that would explain why you guys are on the list...

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