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Thought for tonight [Feb. 17th, 2009|09:02 pm]
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You know your new copyright law is an utter failure when it is vehemently opposed, not only by both sides of the political spectrum, but also by the very people on who's behalf it is supposed to have been enacted.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-02-18 06:25 am (UTC)

Wow! That's a real mess! I have to wonder how the thing ever got passed. {wry look}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2009-02-18 08:38 am (UTC)
It's a complete dog's breakfast. Previous government introduced it; the offending parts got shredded in select committee; the offending parts were reinserted just before it passed, at which point the previous government called (and lost) an election. New government are deeply embarrassed by the whole fiasco, but due to their ties with big business (their main party's previous leader before the current one had to unceremoniously stand down when it was revealed that he was quite literally in bed with Big Business) are too scared to get rid of the offending parts because they might lose their Big Business support. (It's not the ordinary artists who wanted this in the first place, it's the record companies who have a vested interest in the only music available being on CD or similar).

The whole thing is a huge fiasco and an embarrassment to both major parties; only the Green Party have come out of this mess with any credibility (they opposed it from the start).
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2009-02-19 06:34 am (UTC)
Ugh. Yes, it's quite a fiasco. {grimace}

I wish things would get sorted out quickly, but it doesn't sound like it will if Big Business is opposing Every Else. {wry look}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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