Skip to comments.Sneaky Change to the TPP Drastically Extends Criminal Penalties
Posted on 02/20/2016 6:42:58 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
When the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was first released in November last year, it included provisions dictating the kinds of penalties that should be available in cases of copyright infringement...
What does this surreptitious change from âparagraphâ to âsubparagraphâ mean?...
(Excerpt) Read more at eff.org ...
A few made big bucks, the rest were screwed. Strangely enough, Courtney Love did a very interesting write up on this subject.
A bit long, but worth the time to read.
Courtney Love does the math
Last November, a Congressional aide named Mitch Glazier, with the support of the RIAA, added a âtechnical amendmentâ to a bill that defined recorded music as âworks for hireâ under the 1978 Copyright Act.
He did this after all the hearings on the bill were over. By the time artists found out about the change, it was too late. The bill was on its way to the White House for the presidentâs signature.
Just three months after Glazier put this language into the bill, which everyone admits was suggested to him by the RIAA, he was hired by the RIAA to a job with a half a million dollar salary. He remains at the RIAA to this day, where he’s currently the number two guy.
This was a side of the the recording business that I didn’t know.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Sure glad Cruz helped get this thing passed.
Thanks Ted and Obama, working for hope and charges.
Copyright as it is now only serves monopolistic corporations, most of them on the far left. Newt Gingrich had it right when he said he was against SOPA (another failed attempt to impose draconian penalties on file sharing) because the liberal media that supported it were no friends to conservatives.
When Prince, the musician, changed his name to an ‘unpronounceable symbol’; I thought he was nuts.
Not nuts, but because EVERYTHING he did as Prince, belonged to someone else!
I can now see why musicians and recording artists absolutely detest record companies.
Whioe its true that recording label companies may provide valuable promotional opportunies to bands and artists, it’s become clear that the way they exploit and take advantage, is akin to the role of an abusive pimp and debilitating parasite.
Fortunately, new technologies have provided self-promotion avenues that disrupt their racket.
2. Club For Growth fervently supports TPP.
3. Club For Growth has (so far) donated over $700,000 to the Cruz campaign.
Don't forget what NAFTA did to us:
NAFTA was simply economic permission to crush U.S. tariffs, so huge companies could produce products overseas for embarrassingly low wages and then import the pieces back into the U.S. either whole or for assembly, without paying previously-imposed tariffs. Wages and environmental regulations were laughable, though many companies have now fled Mexico in favor of even lower wages and virtually no pollution standards in third-world countries.
RIAA is akin to the Mafia in every way, including extortion, and should be disbanded under RICO.
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