The World Trade Organization gives Antigua and Barbuda the Legal Power to open Piracy Websites
In a move that came out of freaking nowhere, a move that NOBODY saw coming or knew was even happening. A move the US Chamber of Commerce isn't going to be happy on,(I'm not happy on this either) The World Trade Organization has given the legal power to countries Antigua and Barbuda to not only make Piracy Websites but to all sell or give away Copyrighted Material WITHOUT compensation to the copyrighted holder.
This affects everything! Music,Movies and even Video Games!, the result of this legal power comes waaaaaaaaay back in 2007 when the US Government began its crackdown on Online Gambling websites, this apparently affected these two countries and Mark Mendel lawyer of Antigua said this on the issue regarding the obvious bull shit.
The act would not be, as the United States is arguing, ‘theft’ or ‘government-authorized piracy,’ but a legitimate means for the Caribbean island to make back some of the billions in earnings lost when the U.S. violated a free-trade agreement that forced Antigua to shutdown its online gambling industry — reportedly putting 5 percent of the island’s 90,000-strong population out of work. The U.S. continues to refuse to lift this blockade.
Uuuuuum Hold It right their buddy! This is a clear government-authorized piracy act, a clear violation of the DMCA and business braking. We all have our views of either or not Piracy is Legal in certain circumstance, but the WTO allowing to Countries to say Fuck You to Copyright like this is NOT OK.
Yes the MPAA and RIAA are scumbags, even they go threw the process(even if their business model is shady) of going to the courts to get theeir nonesince passed.....or in some cases makes crap business deals that hurt the consumer, but they do things almost the right way....this however I'm just at a loss of words of how I feel on.
My fellow g1s and even to the ScrewAttack crew, whats your thoughts on this....well huge mindfuck?