> [some us trade official person] hailed new laws recently approved in
> Ireland that brought the country into compliance with international trade
> rules "by making penalties for copyright infringement stiff enough to
> deter piraters."
>> anyone know what the change was? could it relate to the bsa's moves
> to go after "software pirates?"
Probably the "Copyright and Related Rights Act".
Is offers greater protection for content creators and
much higher penalties for violators.
The previous act was from the 60s so it was updated a bit
to include things like databases, typographical arrangements
of content, digital delivery of works and some other
Internet related topics.
As usual, there was loads of lobbying done by interested businesses
so their rights are protected to a greater extent than the consumer's.
The music industry is delighted with the new act. As far as I remember
the "hacking" of encrypted works is now deemed illegal.
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