[LINK] When private cops get out of hand...
rick at praxis.com.au
Sun Apr 15 16:37:58 EST 2007
Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> As you observed in the first post, Rick, this would take legislative
> change - but there's no doubt that MIPI wants just such a legislated
> power. It absolutely should not have that power.
But! MIPI lobbies government, replete with generous campaign
donations. Government enacts legislation to as part of back-door
Happens all the time.
Me wonders how the increasingly odious copyright law changes
got into place. Someone must have been lobbying for it. Also,
there is the 'harmonisation' effect as a consequent of the
Perhaps that is the way MIPI might push through the legislation
here: part of DMCA/copyright harmonisation.
The possibilities stink, don't they?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
-- Mae West
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