[d@DCC] [Random-bits] US/AU free trade and electronic commerce (fwd)
ian at cypherpunks.ca
Tue Feb 10 10:39:44 EST 2004
On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 02:27:15AM -0500, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> Interesting that the USA is using bilateral agreements to impose their
> "Micky Mouse" laws.
Why is that interesting? Hasn't that been their primary strategy the
whole time? That's what all the WIPO stuff was. It's called "policy
laundering": bureaucrats negotiate policy into international treaties,
which rarely get public notice, let alone debate. Then when it's done,
they come home and say, "We *have* to pass these laws: it's part of this
treaty we signed. No, you can't debate it."
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