Get your retaliation in first!

The Pirate Bay logo

Got an iPod?

You’re a PIRATE!

Got an MP3 player?

You’re a rampent copyright infringer!

Got a media centre? Got a computer?

You should pay for each digital copy you make and not be allowed to resell the original.

These are some of the “retaliate first” views expressed by the BPI and AIM on a consultation on copyright in the digital age by Lord Triesman, the UK’s Minister for Intellectual Property.

I would advise anyone who has a vested interest (i.e. anyone who owns an iPod/Mp3 Player/Media Centre/etc.) in providing a bit of a balanced view to have their voice heard by participating in the consultation process.

UK IPO, an Executive Agency of DIUS, has started a public consultation on copyright in the digital age. This is a follow up to the Gowers review of intellectual property.

The press release from DIUS is here:
http://www.dius.gov.uk/Press/08-01-08.html

The UK IPO public submission page is here:
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/about/about-consult/about-formal/about-formal-current/consult-copyrightexceptions.htm

Some of the initial press reaction:

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7176538.stm

The Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/08/copyright_reform/

Ars Technica
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080108-uk-wants-to-make-cd-rips-legal-at-last.html

One response

  1. That is so funny.

    So most people in developed countries are pirates? But the Blackbeard is really the person that keeps pushing this.

    SS
    blogmoneytest.blogspot.com

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