This is a quick update of something happening today.
Earlier today, we were made aware of a new piece of intellectual property legislation, S. 4108. This bill is a tragedy wrapped in a travesty. It is also a travesty wrapped in a tragedy.
Under this bill, new government agencies, including a Department of Intellectual Property Security, would be created and given extraordinary powers. Copyright protection would be extended to new types of works and with even longer terms of protection in force. In particular, the fashion industry will say, ‘Bravo’ to this bill. New software schemes would be mandated and new powers would be granted to private industry. Rights of the public would be curtailed drastically indefinitely, forever.
In our humble opinion, anyone would have to be a fool to vote for this bill.
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