by Mike Masnick
Thu, Apr 16th 2009 10:20pm
As we've pointed out recently, the industries that rely on copyright have a habit of claiming that copyright is solely about protecting the interests and rights of copyright holders, leaving out the equally as important rights of the public as well. That's partly why we've seen copyright getting pushed increasingly towards the interests of industry. A consumers rights group has looked over copyright law in various countries and has found that the UK's is the absolute worst in terms of actually protecting the rights of consumers, and notes that rather than fixing things, it appears that the UK has given in to industry's desires to make the laws even worse. Hopefully, at some point, politicians will finally start to realize that copyright is a bargain between the public and content creators, and that continually handing over more and more rights to the content creators harms the public interest.
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