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Fashion Rights Extension to Copyright Coming Down the Pike

Just as people are beginning to wake up to the harm done by copyright and demand that it be choked back,1 governments march ahead wiht attempts to strengthen and even expand copyright law. Case in point for the former: Japan introduces harsh punishments for music file-sharingAncillary Copyright Madness In Germany And France; Former top US copyright bureaucrat thinks all communications/entertainment technology should be illegal until Congress approves it.

As for the latter: the Senate  is trying to add protection for fashion designs in the Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 (S.3523; see Senate Takes Up Fashion Copyright Again). Sponsors include the vile Senators Schumer and reliable IP shill Orrin Hatch.


  1. Becker & Posner: Time To Minimize Patent & Copyright LawBoldrin and Levine: The Case Against Patents; The Atlantic: “The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them)”The Confused Economist on Patent ReformTabarrok: Patent Policy on the Back of a Napkin. []
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  • Aaeru October 3, 2012, 11:42 pm

    The struggle for freedom never ends…

    Too bad the government fkn hijacks all the media channels, the schools and the entertainment industry. otherwise their lies would be so pathetic this would be over in a day.

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