[linux-elitists] Congress upholds copyright extension
Karsten M. Self
Wed Jan 15 13:56:46 PST 2003
on Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 01:06:28PM -0800, Don Marti (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> begin Karsten M. Self quotation of Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 08:33:08PM +0000:
> > And "delicate balance" my ass. The CTEA harmonizes US law with an
> > external authority to which the public has no recourse at all.
> US trade reps treat copyright maximalism as a pro-US position,
> because other countries pay more royalties to US copyright holders
> than we pay to them. The more they can get treaties weighted in
> favor of the copyright holder, the more money comes into the US,
> and the better they're doing their job, the way they measure it.
> Impact on the economy other than money flowing over the border
> isn't their job.
> When the US paid more royalties out than in, our government's
> position on copyright was different -- before 1891, US publishers
> paid no royalties to foreign copyright holders at all.
On that basis, and with full irony intended, does the future of the free
printing press lie with China?
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