Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Andrew Gowers will apparently be recommending against copyright extension for sound recordings. You can read the happy version at Techdirt, or the boo-hoo version at the BBC, who still seem to be deployed as the front line in the government's war to "educate" the population about the importance of all intellectual property rights, no matter how ridiculous. Of course the government could just turn round, reject everything Gowers has to say and extend it anyway, but at the very least this shows that some of the right people are starting to take these issues seriously.


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