May 21, 2004  ·  Lessig

Jamie Knox sent along Iraq’s newly amended copyright law (as if THIS was where we needed to worry about rule of law in Iraq). I’ve just begun going through it, but there are favorite tidbits so far: collections of data can be protected; readings of the Koran are protected; and collections of government documents can be protected. But significantly, the term is life plus 50! More disharmony…

  • http://oknarb.web-log.nl Branko Collin

    One quote: “to benefit the people of Iraq”. Surely this Bremer person means “to benefit the people of the USA”?

    Very sad. I had hoped to keep track of this, but figured that they wouldn’t touch copyright before they wrote a constitution.

    Odd how the three countries of this so called Axis of Evil had the most progressive copyright laws a few years ago. What happened?

  • http://pauldavidson.blogs.com Pauly D

    Is there anything in there prohibiting a movie-of-the-week on Iraq TV about Hussein starring James Brolin as Hussein?

    Just wondering.

  • Karl

    too bad in the U.S. the reasoning for extending the copyright laws were based off lies, and half truths. Not to mention private intrests by the ones voting the law into effect.

  • David Newton

    I don’t think that Bermer should have been changing things like IP law at all. It’s not a vital change to the law, and so it could have waited until the hand over of power.

    However, there are some real benefits with this change for the Iraqi people. Life+50 is the minimum term for the Berne Convention. Join that and Iraq gets national treatment in an awful lot of countries.

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  • http://www.eternaltruth.net Ben Farland

    I have checked it out the blogs concerning the Bible prophecy concerning Iraq and 9/11 being in the Bible.
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    King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon repented in chapter four and his roots were left in Iraq for a latter day blessing
    of freedom. This explains why America is succeeding in Iraq inspight of Satan imposing every ploy he could possibly muster to destroy our success there..
    Why is this never discussed by anyone else when it is plainly a huge part of Daniels prophecies? An entire

    chapter in the Bible is being ignored..

    How did this man discover this alone in the Bible and why is every one else ignoreing these prophecies?

    This is the first time anyone has ever explained Daniel chapter four to me in my whole life. Why is this?
    I have likewise seen those passages several times in the Bible and skipped over them because they made no sense to me.
    After watching the you tube video on line and following it with my Bible the lights have turned on brighter

    than the sun concerning Daniel chapter four!
    This is truly a prophecy about Iraq and also 911.

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    America and assisting our enemies to undermine
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    believe that they are the worlds problem and
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    Blogs out there actually under-state the power of this Bible discovery as you will soon discover. Why has

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    video after negative feelings of pressure tried to discourage me from viewing the entire presentation.

    That negative feeling turned out to be false, had I given in to that pressure and ran away from this I

    would not have awakened to this marvelous news. My heavens, I am feeling chills down my back over an

    hour after watching this.

    All you bloggers out there please do not take offense but everything you now are discussing just

    became dwarfed by this prophetic news that far surpasses anything being talked about before..

    It is like lightening has struck and every affected christian slept through this! What ever you do in this life

    you must see this entire you tube. Brenda Paul

    See…
    Bible prophecies of 9/11
    http://www.eternaltruth.net