Copyright Pirates of the Carribbean

Having seen Antingua's gambling sector shrink by 85% because of the US ban on offshore online gambling, the Island is to disregard US copyright laws.

It's allowed to do this under WTO rules, which found the US ban was illegal under international trade rules, and which allows affected nations to retaliate by ignoring its own obligations to that country.

Other countries are reportedly planning to follow.

Antigua could therefore start distributing "bootleg" versions of US films, software & music. It will be interesting to see if this wakes the US up given their recent efforts to close down Russian music services like allmymp3.

posted by John Wilson @ 10:25 AM Permanent Link newsvine reddit



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