[LINK] Proposal for International Law Enforcement The Chinese View
tomk at unwired.com.au
Sat Dec 6 15:04:04 EST 2008
Dear Janet et al.... If you havent already please download:
Bitorrent only Im afraid. If that is not possible on your network or OS
- let me know and I will make the files available via an alternative
With reference to China not playing - there are scenes in the movie of
mainland china police actions to stamp out DVD piracy.
China really is trying to comply with WIPO guidelines to enable it to
not have trade sanctions imposed against it by its (former, now second)
largest consumer marketplace - The USA.
And as to a beautiful Saturday morning - I wouldn't know Im in an
airconditioned bunker making 1011001 work better. :-) I really am going
to have to get that wi-fi thingy working so I can move the laptop to the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au
> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jan Whitaker
> Sent: Saturday, 6 December 2008 11:50 AM
> To: Link
> Subject: Re: [LINK] Proposal for International Law Enforcement
> At 11:28 AM 6/12/2008, Craig Sanders wrote:
> >we've already got more than enough MAI treaties masquerading
> as "Free
> >Trade" treaties to undermine national sovereignty, we don't need
> >american...oops..."international" cops as well.
> I understand your point, Craig. However, there are already
> international conventions that allow for common legal positions in a
> majority of countries, if not 100% of them. Copyright happens to be
> one of those, through the Berne Convention. However it isn't 100%, so
> the breachers set up shop in countries that don't conform. I believe
> one of those to be China.
> I have less trouble with a US perspective. If the measure by which
> the decision was made as to whose law won out was based on
> population, China's would. So that's probably not a good measure. The
> bigger concern is that this approach -- that is an international cop,
> to put it in common terms -- for this particular issue is that the
> concept would be extended to other areas of the law without a
> governance structure to control it. There is no world 'government'.
> so the only thing I can see that would be functional is a series of
> common laws in the majority of countries that say we will prosecute X
> for such and such. And the people within those countries through
> their representative bodies, i.e. parliaments and congresses, would
> have a say in the matter of which areas should or should not be
> handled in that way. It's sort of like the way the state level laws
> are agreed to be common within Australia.
> on a beautiful Saturday morning
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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