February 13, 2007

Obligatory post on Copiepresse vs. Google (Belgium)

The Copiepresse lawsuit involves "Google loses copyright case launched by Belgian newspapers". All Google, copyright, and media bloggers are required to write about this. It is expected that you denounce the sheer effrontery of any court which should rule against the Holy Google (despite being it somewhat less holy nowadays), even if you know nothing about complicated issues of foreign copyright law, except what you read in a hurried newspaper summary written by a reporter. Bonus points will be awarded for dragging in certain hobbyhorses about US telecommunications fights.

Your post will be be graded on how appealing it is to US geek mindset, as well as of course speed in opinion generation. Actual research will be penalized - it takes too long, and virtually nobody wants to read it any way.


By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on February 13, 2007 10:01 PM (Infothought permalink)
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Will an obligatory comment do instead? Here goes:

I don't know a thing about foreign copyright law, but if Wikipedia says it, it must be...oh, sorry, wrong infallible entity. Never mind

Posted by: walt at February 14, 2007 10:40 AM

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Posted by: Matthew Chen at February 14, 2007 11:00 AM

"foreign copyright law" um dont you mean greedy Poujadist tendancy's.

Posted by: Neuro at February 15, 2007 06:05 PM