[Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Mar 10 00:23:39 UTC 2009

Milos Rancic wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 10:07 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/3/9 Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>:
>>> So, they don't care about their own copyright law.
>> Common law is very much driven by legal precedent. Looking to see what
>> similar legal systems have done is a fairly common approach.
>> That said Kenya allows for up 6 years of jail time for some forms of
>> copyright infringement (and two for others) so I suggest it is
>> probably a good idea to take Kenyan law seriously.
> You don't need to Serengeti and explain it to Maasai people. Try with
> suburbs of Nairobi :) There are parts of the world which really don't
> give a shit for the copyright law :)

Yep!  The only reason they may even have such a law would be to fulfil a 
quid pro quo extorted by the World Bank as a prerequisite for foreign aid.
 Any application of such laws is seriously unrealistic unless an 
offended foreigner wants to finance the prosecution.


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