Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 15:48:02 MDT

On Sat, Sep 08, 2001 at 07:47:17PM +0100, Charlie Stross wrote:
> I've been doing some digging on the DMCA of late -- wearing one hat,
> I get to write articles about civil liberties and the net in Computer
> Shopper (UK mag of that name, not the US version -- it's the biggest-
> selling monthly computer mag over here), and I'm currently doing a
> detailed backgrounder on the Sklyarov case.

I'd like to add: if there are any US copyright experts on the list,
I'd like to get some fact-checking opinions on my copy before I file
it (a week on Monday). I've been digging into _where_ these laws
come from, rather than the soft-focus "ain't Dmitry a cute lil' thing
who didn't deserve this?" bio-fluff. Shopper periodically gets a stick
up its arse and starts firing off press releases and fomenting activism
and if this works it might make some waves in the UK. (Which will be no
bad thing, as the EU Copyright Directive -- the EU's equivalent of the
DMCA -- passed on the nod last month and is due to be implemented in UK
law some time in this legislative session.)

-- Charlie

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