US, EU want to delay copyright treaty to help blind people for 3-5 years


6 Responses to “US, EU want to delay copyright treaty to help blind people for 3-5 years”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Definitely read ‘to help blind people’ as ‘to assist in removing the sight of people’ and then ‘to hinder peoples’ understanding thereof’.

    Didn’t even occur to me that ‘blind’ was meant as an adjective & not a verb.

  2. Robert says:

    All I get from the link is “Access Denied”. Which, I guess, could be the additional context, a-hur-hur?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They blinding copyright thieves in Europe now?

  4. turn_self_off says:

    Kappos? Why did i on first pass read that as capo?

  5. jem40000 says:

    I am the same jem40000 as in the (currently) only one comment to the URL linked above. The WBU and Brazil Group tabled their Treaty proposal May 2009 and now maybe a 3-5 year non-binding agreement evaluation period is in store.

    When will these people start to put the Publishing Industry and those cooperating governments on the offensive? While not achieving 100% of the proposed Treaty objectives, there are initiatives that might be accomplished under the existing laws, of the USA, UK, Japan, and PR China. The Publishers would then have to initiate legal action to counter as to just why those efforts are not legal under existing law…

    The Publishers if not the governments themselves do not seem to spring into action just because some NGO quotes the “UN Convention On The Rights of Persons with Disabilities” no matter who signed what … When is someone going to say: “This is what we intend to do to start to put an end of The Book Famine; and if you don’t like it, you can sue.”

  6. millrick says:

    this treaty in not just for the blind; it’s for all of us who have “print disabilities”.

    the US and the EU suck, btw

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