[Foundation-l] Canadian consultation on Trans Pacific
jayvdb at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 03:50:57 UTC 2012
On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 2:47 AM, James Heilman <jmh649 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey John. Not sure we why at WMC should be interested? Can you explain
Why wouldnt WMC be interested in changes to laws in Canada that reduce
free cultural exchange?
Michael Geist does a great job of explaining it.
Canada is one of the last remaining bastians against the US-led IP
reforms occurring across the world. normalising at 70pma isnt the
objective. As soon as all major nations are 70pma, we'll see a higher
number adopted by some countries, and the other nations will be forced
to normal again, at a higher number.
>From a copyright perspective, Canada *is* a better hosting location
for Wikimedia projects (as opposed to US, at least). We should fight
to protect that, so they have a good place to go if the US environment
becomes a problem.
See also this thread
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