[kwlug-disc] Meeting with (not so new) MPs in KW region.
R. Brent Clements
rbclemen at gmail.com
Sun May 8 21:43:45 EDT 2011
just had an ugly thought. What about all the media I have already
purchased? If I don't like the license on something, I am supposed to
not use it and return it to where I bought it. How is this gonna
affect all the stuff I have purchased when there was no laws
preventing me from freely watching them when the rules change? Can I
get my money back?
On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 5:05 PM, L.D. Paniak
<ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-07 at 13:08 -0400, Russell McOrmond wrote:
>> On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 9:34 AM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>> > Ridiculous url notwithstanding, can we counter such arguments? I have a
>> > problem with proof by eminent authority (Dr. Ficsor said I was
>> > right...), but I guess that is how legal debates work.
>> Take a look at: http://billc32.ca/faq#wipoguide
>> It is important that people recognise that Dr. Mihály Ficsor is not
>> so much an expert, but a lobbiest from outside of Canada. He was
>> actively involved in pushing forward as a Hungarian the policy
>> laundering position put forward by the USTR on technological measures.
>> He lost that debate in 1995/1996 when the vast majority of WIPO
>> countries rejected the inclusion of "access controls" and a
>> prohibition on tools and services that can be used to circumvent these
>> access controls. He has then lobbied globally claiming that he won
>> the debate, and that WIPO had actually meant to say what he promoted
>> and never got.
>> He is relying on the short attention span of people, as well as the
>> fact that politicians are generalists and won't know that what he says
>> of the history is incorrect.
>> It is pretty dishonest what he is doing, but it is part of the
>> political debate to claim that up is down, left is right, and that
>> "We've always been at war with Eastasia".
>> Hope this helps.
> It isn't even necessary to take your word for it. I invite the
> interested to have a look at the good Dr. Ficsor's rebuttal of Geist's
> If you can wade through the gratuitous overuse of boldface typeset,
> Oxford English Dictionary citations, non-sequitur comments (did I miss
> something?) on the Oscars and New York brothels and belief that his
> "good faith" interpretation of the issue at hand trumps all others, you
> can come to your own conclusions.
> And what is a "wealth destroyer" anyway? I've never heard that one
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