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Old 01-27-2013, 11:36 AM   #32
Ralph Sir Edward
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But it's still punishing the individual for the actions of the government. How would you like it if a foreign country took money from you personally because of some action of your government?
It not an elected government supposed to reflect the needs and wishes of it's citizentry? Did not the people who are going to be negatively effected by such an occurrance also benefit from the very same government with copyright extensions and and force the same said extensions down other governments throats?

See the US/Australia Free trade agreement. The US held it hostage until Australia extended it's copyright length from Life + 50 to Life + 70. Was that fair to Australian citizens? Did not a foreign country take money (items that would have fallen into the public domain and therefore be available for free in that country) from Australian citizens?

Pity StoneTools isn't around any more. I'd like to hear his rationalizations on WTO ruling...
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