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Re: [fairuse-discuss] Re: [Patents] Richard Stallman re: W3C Patent Policy

From: Brooklyn Linux Solutions <ruben@mrbrklyn.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 03:31:08 -0400
To: fairuse-discuss@mrbrklyn.com
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br>, Pascal Desroche <pascal@ker.org>, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>, seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org, www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org, C-FIT_Community@RealMeasures.dyndns.org, fairuse-discuss@mrbrklyn.com, nylug-talk@nylug.org, patents@liberte.aful.org, DMCA_Discuss@lists.microshaft.org, love@cptech.org, Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com>
Message-ID: <20011004033108.A32648@www2.mrbrklyn.com>
The world is getting smaller and trade agreements like this do allow
conviction of an individual for doing something completely legal in another
country.

At times we apluad this, and at other times it is a bane.


Ruben
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On 2001.10.03 15:53:20 -0400 Jay Sulzberger wrote:



On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

>
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Pascal Desroche wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 09:14:35AM -0300, Rik van Riel écrit:
> > >
> > > > But please take note of the danger of the Hague treaty, which
> > > > threatens to globalize *all* the laws of the various signatory
> > > > countries that can restrict what you can publish. If patents are
> > > > included in the Hague treaty--and that is the current proposal--and
if
> > > > Brazil signs it, Brazilians that publish software on the net could
be
> > > > in danger from US patent law.
> > >
> > > ... unless I'm not publishing to the US ;)
> >
> > no. if Brazil signs it and you publish in Brazil, or in any other
> > country wo signed the Hague treaty, then you may confront the legal
> > machine of a foreign country member of the treaty.
>
> So if I hit your car in France, you may sue me in Norway,
> where neither of us has ever been and which doesn't have
> anything to do with the incident ?
>
> regards,
>
> Rik

Yes.  If the Englobulators of Copyright get what they want, then they can
haul you into court in any country in the world.  This is called
"reduction of friction to promote world trade and universal peace and
authors' rights".

oo--JS.

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