Sunday, January 15, 2006 - Trademark political shenanigans - Trademark political shenanigans

Cory Doctorow is doing pretty good here making some of the arguments I would make were I capable of having a debate with the other side.

It is certainly troubling to note that while many people are making points to the bulte, nothing is coming back but a line of claim and denial. In short no answer, the very requisite of a good bulte.

There was one error though: there is no private copy levy on ipods and MP3 media in Canada, which surely will be rebutted elsewhere, perhaps at the expense of his more solid arguments. Originally the levy was in the tariff set by the Copyright Board of Canada but in a court case Apple won, the levy collected was ordered refunded. Didn't get your refund? It appears too late.

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