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Modest proposal: copyright inquiry

By Christopher Moore | December 10, 2007

As copyright policy seems to intimidate all governments, and particularly minority governments, and since copyright policy has always been more about horsetrading exemptions for privileges more than sorting out principles rules, and as who shouts the loudest seems to have the most traction with legislation-writers, how about….

Let’s not have a new copyright bill, at least not one with any substantive changes beyond the WIPO ratification minimums.

Let’s have a public inquiry. Hell, let’s have a Royal Commission. Get someone not insane, and see what they come up with as a set of principles that a government might feel empowered to endorse.

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