2009/10/20 Bod Notbod <bodnot...@gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Brian McNeil
> <brian.mcn...@wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Joking aside, I think that if I had a moment alone with Peter
> Mandelson and could curb my violent impulses for five minutes, I'd put
> it to him that cutting off someone's internet for illegal downloading
> is a punishment liable to be suffered as much by the innocent as the
Can you get him to meet some famous musicians? Childhood TV stars
perhaps? No? Your opinion means approx diddly squat then.
Flick through http://dominicseuroblog.wordpress.com/ if you want to
see the kind of tactics used.
> I'd also like to tell Mandy that copyright terms of life plus 70 years
> is helping a select few whilst denying huge amounts of culture to the
> many and that owning something for 70 years after YOU'RE FRICKIN' DEAD
> is unlikely to be the spur to activity the government thinks it is. In
> addition, a next generation that inherits income from copyrighted
> works actually is disincentivised from getting a job if the income
> from the copyright is sufficient to support them. The government
> normally *loathes* people who don't go out to work, but apparently
> it's fine if your dad happens to have written The Da Vinci Code.
At this point dropping below life+70 isn't going to happen. There
isn't much of a campaign to extend it beyond that though.
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