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Egypt to copyright pyramids
AFP ^ | Dec 25, 2007 | AFP

Posted on 12/25/2007 7:10:11 PM PST by FreedomCalls

CAIRO (AFP) — In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced.

Zahi Hawass, the charismatic and controversial head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told AFP on Tuesday that the move was necessary to pay for the upkeep of the country's thousands of pharaonic sites.

"The new law will completely prohibit the duplication of historic Egyptian monuments which the Supreme Council of Antiquities considers 100-percent copies," he said.

"If the law is passed then it will be applied in all countries of the world so that we can protect our interests," Hawass said. ...

"It is Egypt's right to be the only copyright owner for these monuments in order to benefit financially so we can restore, preserve and protect Egyptian monuments." ...

Hawass's declarations came after the opposition daily Al-Wafd published an article on Sunday called for the Las Vegas hotel to pay a slice of its lodging and gambling profits to the city of Luxor.

"Thirty-five million tourists visit Las Vegas to see the reproduction of Luxor city while only six million visit the real Egyptian city of Luxor," the paper lamented.

Samir Farag, head of Luxor town council in southern Egypt, home to the legendary Valley of the Kings, said that it would be difficult to prohibit use of pyramid shapes.

"We can't forbid people from using the name of Luxor and copying monuments from (Luxor) city, which is the world's richest city for monuments," he said, adding that "tourists going to Las Vegas doesn't affect our city's business."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: copyrightlaw; copyrights; egypt; freepun; gypoincorporated; islamicstate; islamicsupremacists; kufirtax; moongod; pyramids; zahihawass
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Extend copyright law to 3000 years? Retroactively? Huh?
1 posted on 12/25/2007 7:10:12 PM PST by FreedomCalls
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To: FreedomCalls

Dollar bills?


2 posted on 12/25/2007 7:11:17 PM PST by sinanju
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To: FreedomCalls

Can we copyright soap, air conditioning, sunglasses? You know, stuff the Egyptians use all the time but never pay us for.


3 posted on 12/25/2007 7:13:19 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: FreedomCalls

Good luck applying this law to anywhere outside of Egypt.


4 posted on 12/25/2007 7:13:48 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: FreedomCalls

Muslims copywriting conquered infidel structures? Things that make you go hmmmm?

Regards


5 posted on 12/25/2007 7:13:50 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: coloradan

(Ok, I don’t actually know about the soap part.)


6 posted on 12/25/2007 7:14:58 PM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: FreedomCalls; LibreOuMort
the move was necessary to pay for the upkeep of the country's thousands of pharaonic sites.

Yah. Forget all the tourist bucks (okay, EGP) you're alreay collecting.

Been there once; pass this and I'm not coming back ever again. Your greedy leeches can starve -- or at least learn a useful occupation.

7 posted on 12/25/2007 7:15:29 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: FreedomCalls

The Mayans may have a case.


8 posted on 12/25/2007 7:16:08 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: FreedomCalls
Zahi Hawass Halfass, the charismatic and controversial head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities..
9 posted on 12/25/2007 7:17:07 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: FreedomCalls; dighton; aculeus; Lijahsbubbe; Jeremiah Jr; martin_fierro; null and void; Yehuda; ...
"Thirty-five million tourists visit Las Vegas to see the reproduction of Luxor city while only six million visit the real Egyptian city of Luxor," the paper lamented.

Gee I can't imagine why. Let me think...

10 posted on 12/25/2007 7:18:04 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: FreedomCalls

Perhaps we should consult with that famous egyptologist, Hassin Bin Laid, before we go any further.


11 posted on 12/25/2007 7:18:07 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: FreedomCalls
Can corporate sponsorship be far behind?


12 posted on 12/25/2007 7:18:51 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: FreedomCalls
In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced.

Good luck with that.

13 posted on 12/25/2007 7:21:00 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: FreedomCalls

I told Plato he should of gotten on that.


14 posted on 12/25/2007 7:22:49 PM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: FreedomCalls

I am patenting Air. Bow down before me...


15 posted on 12/25/2007 7:22:52 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: coloradan

Egyptians pay for the use of the sundries. We sell them to the consumers who then praise America for all we’ve done for them.


16 posted on 12/25/2007 7:23:32 PM PST by Misterioso
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To: coloradan
Can we copyright soap, air conditioning

The inventor was never paid, either.

17 posted on 12/25/2007 7:24:58 PM PST by pabianice
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To: ARE SOLE

they’re gonna need some good Jewish lawyers for this scam.


18 posted on 12/25/2007 7:26:32 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: FreedomCalls
"Thirty-five million tourists visit Las Vegas to see the reproduction of Luxor city while only six million visit the real Egyptian city of Luxor," the paper lamented.

Perhaps because the odds of being kidnapped and murdered by Islamist thugs in Vegas is a bit smaller than in Luxor.

19 posted on 12/25/2007 7:28:24 PM PST by montag813
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To: eyedigress

What about the ancient astronauts that built the pyramids?


20 posted on 12/25/2007 7:29:53 PM PST by Perdogg (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: FreedomCalls

Hahahahahaha! Just how the heck are they going to enforce it? Besides, I seriously don’t believe anyone can make a 100% copy of one anyway.


21 posted on 12/25/2007 7:33:17 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Perdogg

I’ll tell you what! I haven’t heard of them coming back and taking credit for anything. I’m kinda disappointed.


22 posted on 12/25/2007 7:36:47 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: sinanju

The Washington Monument?


23 posted on 12/25/2007 7:44:10 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: FreedomCalls
The Pharaohs may have legally transfered (doubtful see below) Copyright to the Arabs under US law but the Hebrews hold a mechanics lien for unpaid wages!

US Copyright Office Transfer of Copyright

Any or all of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights or any subdivision of those rights may be transferred, but the transfer of exclusive rights is not valid unless that transfer is in writing and signed by the owner of the rights conveyed or such owner’s duly authorized agent. Transfer of a right on a nonexclusive basis does not require a written agreement.

24 posted on 12/25/2007 7:50:08 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: FreedomCalls

Uh oh. What about building a pyramid? I think there’s a casino in vegas...


25 posted on 12/25/2007 7:50:12 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: FreedomCalls

I need to copyright the circle


26 posted on 12/25/2007 7:52:38 PM PST by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: FreedomCalls
"It is Egypt's right to be the only copyright owner for these monuments..."

Do the descendents of the Hebrew slaves who built them get a share of the royalties too?

-PJ

27 posted on 12/25/2007 7:54:39 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: FreedomCalls

After that, maybe they will copyright spheres, cubes, squares and triangles.


28 posted on 12/25/2007 7:54:57 PM PST by fhayek
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To: MrEdd

AlGore has already got the exhale. The inhale needs to be taken before BJ gets it.


29 posted on 12/25/2007 7:55:45 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: FreedomCalls
"Zahi Hawass, the charismatic and controversial head Hustler of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, . . . "

There! Fixed it.

30 posted on 12/25/2007 8:01:48 PM PST by Eastbound
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To: All

Coin the pyramids (pun intended). It’s beyond a joke! Just as ridiculous as that law they came up with (was it in Peru?) to tax people for rain water.

Isn’t there some revisionist that can come up with a plausible theory that the pyramids were actually designed by a Japanese-trained Korean engineer?


31 posted on 12/25/2007 8:08:42 PM PST by Bazooka (When Tolerance met Indifference, it was love at first sight.)
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To: fhayek

I just want the copyright for the torus....and after that I will own donut shop in the country......every cop will bow down before me!


32 posted on 12/25/2007 8:14:31 PM PST by rottndog (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: rottndog
and after that I will own every donut shop in the country...

fixed.
33 posted on 12/25/2007 8:16:10 PM PST by rottndog (Merry CHRISTmas!)
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To: FreedomCalls
The Goa'uld are going to be ticked off:


34 posted on 12/25/2007 8:20:38 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: FreedomCalls
Hawass has been trying to get the British Museum to send the Rosetta Stone to Egypt for display. For some reason the Brits don’t trust him to send it back.
35 posted on 12/25/2007 8:28:41 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: FreedomCalls

The pyramids belong to the whole planet, not to the Egyptians. They don’t know who built them...maybe they belong to the Jews. How would that go over in Cairo?


36 posted on 12/25/2007 8:30:28 PM PST by madison10
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To: FreedomCalls

Next they’ll be copyrighting Rage Boy.


37 posted on 12/25/2007 8:45:55 PM PST by Duke Nukum (He burns at the center of time and he sees the turn of the Universe.)
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To: FreedomCalls
If anything is grandfathered, it's the pyramids - If they're successful with this, the whole world will soon become copyrighted. Insanity
38 posted on 12/25/2007 8:49:37 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: FreedomCalls
I think the US should copyright Electricity and the Airplane and let everyone but the Egyptians use them for free.
39 posted on 12/25/2007 8:50:37 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Message received, is message sent" Claire Cooper)
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To: eyedigress
The Mayans may have a case.

LOL -= I was thinking about the Mayan prophecy about "the End" in 2012 - ditto Nostradamus, Hopi, etc...

"The End" isn't the end of the world...but a way of civilization = a new way to be brought about. Maybe God, through kerzillions of years experience in the same amount of other planets in the Super Universe, knows the average length of time a populated planet takes to either succeed or fail = and right now, it looks like the inhabitants of this planet ain't never gonna get it right.

Time to start over?


40 posted on 12/25/2007 8:57:10 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7
LOL, I saw that myself (bits and pieces). It made some sense, as far as end times prognosticators are concerned.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

41 posted on 12/25/2007 9:07:08 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: FreedomCalls; potlatch; Rennes Templar; LexBaird; mikrofon; martin_fierro; lowbridge; trooprally; ..
If the wrong judge gets hold of this, the 'penumbra' of pyramids could be used to nuke the practice of geometry all the way back to the Stune Age!

The ultimate Pyramid Scheme...


...and the Ultimate Pyramid Schemer!

This all is in fact covered under the DMCA -- the Diogenes Millennium Copyright Act.

One of the reasons for the long success of the original pyramid business model was a simple, effective word-of-mouth approach popular both among the men on the battlefields and with stay-at-home mummies. It was, simply, "I told two sphinx, and they told two sphinx, and so on and so on and so on...."

Egypt 'to copyright antiquities'

Is She Or Isn't She? Mummy Lab Working To ID Pharaoh Queen






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42 posted on 12/25/2007 9:44:34 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

LOL! Thanks for the ping!


43 posted on 12/25/2007 9:48:08 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: FreedomCalls; SunkenCiv
Why stop at 3,000?

I want to secure the rights to polygonal spaces inclosed by stacked (rough, stream, cut, or artificial; dry-laid or mortared) rocks, with or without roofs.

44 posted on 12/25/2007 10:26:15 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a Liberal/RINO hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created so much rope!)
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To: yorkie; Borax Queen
"If the law is passed then it will be applied in all countries of the world so that we can protect our interests," Hawass said. ...

good grief!

45 posted on 12/25/2007 10:29:53 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: coloradan

LOL!


46 posted on 12/25/2007 10:31:07 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Bazooka

Hello..my name is Shemuel Feldstein, great, great etc grandson of Papasan Soon Lee Feldstein born in Korea during the first dynasty of Saul Lee I. My grandfather designed the pyramids many years ago as places to store fish and grains...By my calculations, the Egyptians owe my family....trillion....carry the 000’s.....forget that- just give us Europe and Asia and we’ll call it even, ok ?


47 posted on 12/25/2007 10:32:10 PM PST by billmor
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To: coloradan

i know a few egyptians. don’t plan on collecting soap royalties.


48 posted on 12/25/2007 10:34:08 PM PST by thefactor
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To: FreedomCalls

The muslims should be sure to patent the idea of book burning too seeing as how they did such a wonderful job with the library in Egypt.


49 posted on 12/25/2007 10:37:19 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: madison10
"The pyramids belong to the whole planet, not to the Egyptians. "

That's a slippery slope, that I don't agree with. It may be declared such by a globalist UN commitee, but the structures are Egyptian. I clam no ownership to them.

50 posted on 12/25/2007 10:37:28 PM PST by endthematrix (He was shouting 'Allah!' but I didn't hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.)
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