New Zealand leak: US-style copyright rules are a bad deal

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9 Responses to “New Zealand leak: US-style copyright rules are a bad deal”

  1. Suds says:

    To the Vikings who keep posting spam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE

  2. ADavies says:

    Why is this sort of back and forth even secret? It seems to me the public is better served when this kind of diplomatic discussion is held out in the open.

    (But then I guess that’s the point of Wikileaks.)

  3. DarthVain says:

    This must be the USA love of “letting the market figure things out” and allowing “capitalism to control”…

    or wait, not it isn’t… This is the US government being paid to protect certain corporate interests and trying to foist their corruption onto the rest of the world.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As a New Zealander, if any government was going to bend over for this nonsense, it is definitely this one.

  5. Larry7 says:

    The US is the biggest bully in the playground- as we’ve all known for years- why can’t they just f-ck off and leave the world alone? Respect for the sovereignty of other countries seems to be a concept completely out of the realm of US understanding…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi Anon 1.

    As an Orstrayn who has always thought of NZ as Orstraya with a konshes then I lose hope for both of us.

  7. pyalot says:

    “protection for protection” is a pleonasm and a paradox, and should not find itself in any text of law.

    Such legislation is extremely harmful because it forms a electrolegisoftware contraption where half of the machine is implemented as vague law, and the other half is supplied by an arbitrary private party. This contraption violates the separation of power and contradicts the very meaning of “law” because it is a unified vehicle for arbitrary unknowable rules (made up by private parties), enforcement and prosecution in one step.

  8. turn_self_off says:

    The basic thing here is that ever since US consumer production became globalized, the only real exports USA have left is IP and weapons.

  9. TEKNA2007 says:

    *cough* corporate welfare *cough*

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