[Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

geni geniice at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 17:00:00 UTC 2009

2009/3/10 Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>:
> 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.
> Ec

No they would have had such a law on independence due in inheriting it
from the UK. The reason they now have a law with the kind of backing
France would view as excessive (two year terms and a special state
backed body  to go after copyright infingers) is US pressure.


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