[pp.int.general] Lissabon Treaty: very bad news

David Golden david at oldr.net
Thu Apr 24 14:04:55 CEST 2008

Reinier Bakels wrote:
>>> Refer to article 17, paragraph 2 of that charter.  Here it is in full:
>>> "2. Intellectual property shall be protected."
>> I do agree: this is fully rejectable.
> This provision was taken from the first protocol of the European Convention of Human Rights (art. 1), 

> but the text has been changed in a confusing and dangerous way.

Shrug. There was therefore no particular need to change it except to
facilitate "creative" interpretations on the part of the powers that be.

Consider the history of the push for european software patents and
interpretations of the phrase "as such"...

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