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Conspiracy, Lawsuits and Copyright -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sometimes the best that can be said about copyright and patent law is that they can be a bit
In the U.S. the laws seem to be largely targeted at the copyright holder's interests. In
France, for example, the laws are ostensibly aimed at the infringement
plaintiff. But in any case, the laws seem to be driven by
It doesn't take a conspiracy theorist to recognize that this is a
fundamentally flawed approach to lawmaking. Consider, for example,
that no one is really forcing the public to pay for copyrighted works.
Indeed, for years there has been a cost of entry for the music industry.
Yet somehow every year they are pushing for more copyright laws, which
sound great but simply continue to keep people from ripping the CD's off
their own stereo system.
Another example is the various U.S. laws that limit the importing of
products from overseas. The intent is to protect American jobs. But it
simply serves to preserve the U.S. labor market. So if the illegal
exportation of computers is costing the Chinese economy $1,000,000 per
day, maybe it would be better if Americans simply bought them instead.
This kind of thing has gotten so pervasive that it has been creeping
into the headlines lately.
the August 24 edition of the Wall Street Journal, Paul Farhi writes about a new
law being passed in the U.S. state of New Jersey. A group called
Paramount Licensing had obtained an opinion from the New Jersey attorney general
concerning the law. And the New Jersey attorney general basically said that it
was a good thing. In other words, it looks like the original rationale for the
law -- to protect movie and television producers from competition from illegal
importation -- was actually bunk.
Now, there were quite a few aspects of the law that struck
me as a bit shady. For example, to quote the WSJ, "Under the law, the
producers could demand that the distributor pay what the law calls a 'civil ac619d1d87