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*sigh*

Oh well, so much for a sane and rational discussion about protecting intellectual property rights from pirates and thieves. I don't know why I expect more from the typical OCN poster on this issue.

G'night all.
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I can see it now... The U.S. government finds weapons of mass destruction on the island of Antigua.

Yellow cake uranium from Niger, mobile chemical factories, government killing its own people ala Libya and Syria or the excuse used to invade Mali.
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*sigh*

Oh well, so much for a sane and rational discussion about protecting intellectual property rights from pirates and thieves. I don't know why I expect more from the typical OCN poster on this issue.

G'night all.

Did you read the article? The US aren't abiding by a WTO ruling, thus this little island went to the WTO and got another ruling stating that they could recoup their losses via selling US made films without paying royalties. There is no piracy here as they aren't permitted to sell an unlimited amounts of films and make unlimited profits, there is a cap.

Well done to Antuigua!
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There is no piracy here as they aren't permitted to sell an unlimited amounts of films and make unlimited profits, there is a cap.
what? what dictionary do you have at home?
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what? what dictionary do you have at home?

Read the article......They are allowed to sell 21 million bucks worth of US copyrighted stuff to recoup their losses. What dictionary do you have at home good sir? Must NOT be webster's.....
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True but could you then turn it back around on them for pursuing a legalized purchase? There would have to be new legislation prohibiting this from crossing your country's borders kinda like some stuff you aren't allowed to bring back into the US or you go in a dark hole.

What if antigua gave me permission to buy a few kilos of cocaine? Would the US government also be forced to allow me to take that into the US? There doesn't need to be new legislation any more than there needs to be new legislation for any of the warez sites in Russia or China. The only question is whether laws concerning copyright (from its existence to its enforcement) should be altered, repealed, or additional laws created.
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Read the article......They are allowed to sell 21 million bucks worth of US copyrighted stuff to recoup their losses. What dictionary do you have at home good sir? Must NOT be webster's.....

because the WTO said yes and not the actual owners of the work who says no right?
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In the news tomorrow will be: "Antigua mysteriously is blown up by nuclear missiles"
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because the WTO said yes and not the actual owners of the work who says no right?

The owners are part of the US's trade account and so they sadly pay the price in this situation. It's up to Antigua to decide who those patriotic property owners are that pay up.
     
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We need more proponents of the Internet like Antigua to step up to the man.
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We need more proponents of the Internet like Antigua to step up to the man.

They're not "step up to the man". They're fighting a trade embargo/sanction and they won as far as the WTO is concerned. All they're doing is getting reimbursement for the revenues that they have forgone. This is nothing beyond an international finance issue.
     
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