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FFH
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reply to DataRiker

Re: Who cares about Senator Patrick Leahy?

said by DataRiker:

Why should non Americans care about American laws?

because their countries signed treaties to honor our trade laws and copyright laws IF we honor their trade and copyright laws. It is tit for tat. We protect their rights if they protect our citizens rights.


woody7
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But for the most part they aren't
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DataRiker
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reply to FFH

said by FFH:

because their countries signed treaties to honor our trade laws and copyright laws IF we honor their trade and copyright laws. It is tit for tat. We protect their rights if they protect our citizens rights.

Simply put, their government sold them out. Nobody respects that.


Pirate515
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reply to FFH

said by FFH:

said by DataRiker:

Why should non Americans care about American laws?

Because their countries signed treaties to honor our trade laws and copyright laws IF we honor their trade and copyright laws. It is tit for tat. We protect their rights if they protect our citizens' rights.

If there are treaties in place, then why not force the governments of the countries that do not respect our intellectual property to do something about their own offenders, or terminate those treaties if they don't. For example, at one point US and some of the countries in Western Europe did put pressure on Russia to shut down AllOfMP3.com in exchange for them allowing Russia's bid to enter WTO to go through. Similarly, if China does not respect our copyrights, it would be a perfect excuse to put blocks on their imports or at least raise tariffs/taxes, which may in turn bring some manufacturing jobs back home.

Let me know if I'm making too much sense here.
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moonpuppy

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Tariffs against China will never happen as long as the campaign money keeps flowing in.



El Quintron
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said by moonpuppy:

Tariffs against China will never happen as long as the campaign money keeps flowing in.

To quote Michele Bachmann in a rare stroke of oratory genius:

"Hu's your Daddy?"


Stumbles

join:2002-12-17
Port Saint Lucie, FL
reply to FFH

Then that means there are existing legal mechanisms in place to deal with those types of problems and SOPA?PIPA is not needed.