American Ass. of Publishers trying to sabotage copyright treaty for blind and disabled people


11 Responses to “American Ass. of Publishers trying to sabotage copyright treaty for blind and disabled people”

  1. Christ, what a bunch of monsters.

  2. Boundegar says:

    Yea, you give those blind folks one inch and you’ll open wide the floodgates of Chinese piracy.  In fact, I wonder if there’s a reason a pirate wears an eyepatch.  Just coincidence?

  3. s2redux says:

    A most affective abbreviation for “association” there; well played!

  4. Erasorhed says:

    I know a few people who are vision-impaired or blind, and they have to go above-and-beyond what normally-sighted people need to do, in order to get access to books they can use (audiobooks, large-print books or e-books). 
    I take it for granted that I don’t need to go so far just to get information or read a story. The fact that the publishers lobbyists consider this treaty a “trophy” is offensive and demeaning to blind and vision-impaired people.

  5.  Well *obviously* the blind people are just going to turn around and pirate these audio books on the internet.  After all the text/image based web is  a really friendly easy to use environment for Blind people.  Besides, god is apparently punishing them with blindness for something so we shouldn’t do anything to make life easier for them.

    • elleesttrois says:

      They’d have issues doing that (I know you’re being sarcastic). But the machines they use for access aren’t set up to torrent. 


  6. Steve Miller says:

    Shall we just refer to these goons as “The Association of American Punishers”? ‘Cause they obviously feel it’s sinful to be blind or disabled…

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