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  • Jul 13th, 2011 @ 4:04am

    Re: US vs UK copyright law

    the us speech act has no validity in the UK. It is perfectly possible for you to be sued in a UK court for breaking copyright, whether they can enforce that is another matter entirely.

    The rules around extradition are entirely one way and to your advantage, in the UK we can be extradited to the UK for pretty much nothing, meanwhile US citizens have significant legal protection

    btw these sort of issues happens all the time for companies in other countries when they get sued in the US. have a look at the Ugg boot cases in relation to australia.

    one of the things the US had been trying to do is enforce its interpretation of the law around the planet, but it keeps running into Europe that has entirely different view of its jurisprudence

    However outside the whole UK vs US copyright law issue. We are forgetting that the monkeys are in Indonesia.

    so what is the law regarding the rights of animals in Indonesia, are monkeys considered to exist in law, are they a being or a thing. If they are property - who are they property of?

    beyond that what does Indonesian copyright law say?

    PS I am writing this in the UK, it might be appearing on US site but it is being written in the UK, and then transmitted to the US, so UK copyright law applies and thus this is automatically copyright to me till 70 years after my death under UK law

  • Jul 13th, 2011 @ 4:03am

    Re: US vs UK copyright law

    the us speech act has no validity in the UK. It is perfectly possible for you to be sued in a UK court for breaking copyright, whether they can enforce that is another matter entirely.

    The rules around extradition are entirely one way and to your advantage, in the UK we can be extradited to the UK for pretty much nothing, meanwhile US citizens have significant legal protection

    btw these sort of issues happens all the time for companies in other countries when they get sued in the US. have a look at the Ugg boot cases in relation to australia.

    one of the things the US had been trying to do is enforce its interpretation of the law around the planet, but it keeps running into Europe that has entirely different view of its jurisprudence

    However outside the whole UK vs US copyright law issue. We are forgetting that the monkeys are in Indonesia.

    so what is the law regarding the rights of animals in Indonesia, are monkeys considered to exist in law, are they a being or a thing. If they are property - who are they property of?

    beyond that what does Indonesian copyright law say?

    PS I am writing this in the UK, it might be appearing on US site but it is being written in the UK, and then transmitted to the US, so UK copyright law applies and thus this is automatically copyright to me till 70 years after my death under UK law