[pp.int.general] The real 'party with a difference'
rms at gnu.org
Thu Jun 18 15:17:34 CEST 2009
I commented only on the economics. The political side is that the WIPO =
as a (old) UN agency tries to put some counterweight on the scale to the =
US-dominated World Trade Organisation, that imposed the "TRIPS =
Agreement" on many nations. The deal is: more intellectual property vs. =
easier acces to the world market.
It is a bad idea to describe anything with the term "intellectual property".
The fact that the WTO uses the term is a sign it is up to no good.
The name "TRIPS" is propaganda. So as not to repeat the propaganda, I
call that treaty TRIPES: Trade-Restricting Impediments to Production,
Education and Science. This name has the advantage of more clearly
stating the treaty's principal effects.
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