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Copyright extensions. No I won't shut up about this. Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3241405

Have you ever read a public domain book? Have you ever done it without having to give the author's great great grandchildren a tiny bit of the money they'd get through the publishing company who bought the rights? Do you not like dickheads? Please read.



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There is a theory circulating that this is actually all due to Disney.

Basically every copyright extention on record just happened to occur right around the time Disney's copyright on Mikey Mouse was about to expire.

Just a theory I heard. Dunno how valid it is, but it's something to think about.

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3241535


Yeah I know about the Mickey Mouse Curve. Pretty hypocritical because a lot of their work (Snow White, Cinderella, etc.) is based on public domain works.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3241556

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This goes much further than "reading a public domain book". While an agreement like this is necessary for how global the world is becoming, as usual most of the problems with it are coming from vague and broad use of language.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3241569

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Since you love bashing on corporations, let me tell you of a little thing called Investor State Dispute Settlement, that is part of the TPP. Put shortly, it allows (not just, but honestly who else will use it) corporations to sue a foreign government of a country they have investment in should a law passed or a decision made by that government can be interpreted as nationalizing, expropriating or limiting the corporation's business without compensation.
Thankfully this doesn't mean the corporations can prevent the laws from being passed, or hardly even guarantees they will receive millions of dollars in response to governmental decisions, but there is a reasonable risk for it happening in developing countries in particular.

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3242087


I picked a major thing that I hopes would bother people into reading about it.

>While an agreement like this is necessary for how global the world is becoming

It's not.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3242090

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It is.
A big part of these agreements is to try and remove trade barriers, have everyone using the same systems and reduce complications and time/money spent that comes with trying to get through multiple trade barriers and governmental laws.

I mean, if you want countries to try and protect their local economies, and close them up by artificial barriers to prevent other economies from entering it, and a few decades later end up realizing that they are their level of innovation is years behind other countries, then sure, feel free.

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3242181


maybe i'd rather have a local economy that isn't a fucking joke because everyone's like everybody else and gets their shit from bangledesh rather than supporting the people living in their own neighborhoods. globalization isn't a good thing.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3242200

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Well, what happens when somebody has a strength that they can bring to another country because they know they can make better use of that strength there because nobody else there has it? Will you try to barricade your country and try to keep that strength out, or will you try to work with it and eventually have the same strength inside your own country?

Because what you're proposing is not viable at all unless you stop people from one country moving to another country to do business entirely. Globalization isn't good if people are not prepared to adapt.

Anonymous 3242208

In order to get your shit from Bangladesh you'd have to have something you can sell to make money to give the Bangladeshis, though...?


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Most people just sell their body.

!oDoctum.AQ 3242216

"Globalization isn't a good thing."
-Elizabeth 'Lemon Loaf' Lisbon

Take it in folks. Take it all in.

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3242238


"I shit battery acid."
-Doctum 'Doctum Doctum' Doctum

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3242762

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Comparative advantage.

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