WIPO Copyright Treaty - Worldwide DMCA (was: European DMCA)

schilling at fokus.gmd.de schilling at fokus.gmd.de
Tue Aug 7 21:29:26 UTC 2001

>From: Alessandro Rubini <rubini at gnu.org>

>> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 11:24:28AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
>>> I'm unsure how to respond to the rest of your points as the
>>> differences between copyright and IP law aren't clear to me today.
>>> Maybe someone else will do better.

>> IP is the wider law, governing copyrights, trademarks, etc. Copyright is
>> merely asserting authorship. 
>> intellectual-property.gov.uk is pretty good.

>Actually, "intellectual property" is a buzzword. There is no "IP law"
>to my knowledge, but there are laws about copyright, patents,

>"intellectual property" is the term information owners use to spread
>the idea that owning information is a natural thing just like private
>property (yes, some of you may disagree, but you get my point

Don't mix the "European Copyright" (at least to my understaning) with the bad
english word "Copyright".

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