[LINK] So much for Free Trade
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Tue Apr 6 16:10:57 EST 2004
Tim Lister [tal at pacific.net.au] wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 09:44, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> > I have no idea what this has to do with LINK????
> > Vic
> > Adam Todd [adam at todd.inoz.com] wrote:
> > >
> > > SO MUCH FOR FREE TRADE
> well, quite a lot really - the FTA looks set to compromise Intellectual
> Property laws in this country; if you thought people's eyes glazed over
> when you started talking about IT, try 'em with IP, and hear the
> yet the DMCA-like provisions of the FTA, the extension of Copyright
> periods and conditions, and the institutionalisation of Software Patents
> and Business Methods mean that only the big organisations can play;
> hence the rise of Open Source to create a digital commons for the small
> players as well.
> still, trying to get onto the public agenda, the media radar so to
> speak, is near to impossible with abstruse, if important matters; so
> dramatising the effects on matters of public interest (PBS, Piracy, etc)
> can often be the only method to get the core issues noticed.
> of course, Adam is mad. but right.
er. has the FTA been approved by congress has it? and what has this got
with adam not having business sense or the foresight to find a buyer for his
product before creating it? no idea. and what has the fta go to do with any
single business they are not forced to buy from anyone just because of an FTA.
I am sorry but I am still waiting to here about adams mrning milk ritual.
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