Comments on: here they go again http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: David http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18312 Wed, 28 Sep 2005 07:38:57 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18312 LuYu: interesting, so the blame for all the evil of the world is in Europe, right? How come you got DMCA before us? How come you got software patents (although arguably we have them now, thanks US for a pioneering good practice (NOT))? How come it’s European legal tradition that admits things like private copying without profit motive as legal? Oh well, not that it matters…

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By: LuYu http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18311 Wed, 28 Sep 2005 02:49:23 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18311 Maybe Professor Lessig should write an essay on the harms of “harmonization” and the way it is used to restrict constitutional rights. “HARMonization” is always wrong because it is always used as an argument why a law that should not be passed, because of the Constitution or morality or even common sense, can be. It was the mechanism used to get the DMCA passed, and then the same argument was used for an EU DMCA. We had to “HARMonize” with Europe, then they had to “HARMonize” with us.

I thought the US revolution was fought precisely so that we US citizens would not have to live by the laws of that insane, self-declared continent. Thanks to “HARMonization”, we now have perpetual, undocumented copyrights which allow lawsuits for such abstract ideas as “derivative works”, which clearly restrict the rights of new authors and, on the Internet, restrict the rights of anyone who wants to “speak”. Do we really need more unfair laws from Europe?

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By: Barry http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18310 Tue, 27 Sep 2005 23:11:23 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18310 This is a better link for the latest documents: Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations.

Be careful, the WIPO’s search tool is case sensitive.

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By: Barry http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18309 Tue, 27 Sep 2005 19:06:46 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18309 The U.S. Delegation has proposed the name “WIPO Treaty for the Protection of the Rights of Broadcasting, Cablecasting and Webcasting Organizations.”

You can find the latest documents related to the treaty here.

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By: Bill Godfrey http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18308 Tue, 27 Sep 2005 18:56:42 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18308 I meant the name of this 20 year right it would establish. What’s it called in the countries who have already implemented it? Sorry for being unclear.

Many thanks.

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By: lessig http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18307 Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:26:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18307 “The Broadcasting and Webcasting Treaty”

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By: Bill Godfrey http://www.lessig.org/2005/09/here-they-go-again/#comment-18306 Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:16:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2005/09/here_they_go_again.html#comment-18306 Does this new law have a name please? I’d like to do some more reading on the topic.

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