Comments on: help the British think about free software? Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Branko Collin Sat, 04 Sep 2004 11:23:53 +0000 Lawrence, how do you feel about discussing with foreigners the way their laws and government should work? There’s little to no ‘copyfight’ discussion on Dutch blogs, so I am left little choice as to where to discuss whose law, but it still feels a bit to me like I am meddling. For instance, I would have liked having a stronger voice in discussing the recent term extension with Australians, but that felt like meddling, especially as no-one from that land (that I talked to) seemed to be remotely interested in the subject.

On the other hand, copyright is something that seems to be primarily defined on a global scale by extra-governmental orginizations (think WIPO), that is, it affects us all; and by joining the discussion, I might add fresh insights.

On a related note, I saw that you had been to Amsterdam for the introduction of the Dutch Creative Commons licenses earlier this year. Were there any things that struck you as particularly peculiar about Dutch copyright law and the way it is implemented and enforced?