[LINK] DVD pirating costing industry $1.7b: Debus

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sat Nov 8 20:19:34 AEDT 2008

At 08:06 PM 8/11/2008, Kim Holburn wrote:
> > 750,000 lost jobs? The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy

Then you guys are going to love this:


Safeguard our Right to Privacy: The open information platforms of the 
21st century can also tempt institutions to violate the privacy of 
citizens. As president, Barack Obama will strengthen privacy 
protections for the digital age and will harness the power of 
technology to hold government and business accountable for violations 
of personal privacy.

questionable depending on implementation:
Protect American Intellectual Property Abroad: The Motion Picture 
Association of America estimates that in 2005, more than nine of 
every 10 DVDs sold in China were illegal copies. The U.S. Trade 
Representative said 80 percent of all counterfeit products seized at 
U.S. borders still come from China. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will 
work to ensure intellectual property is protected in foreign markets, 
and promote greater cooperation on international standards that allow 
our technologies to compete everywhere.

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