Copyright term extension rererevisited?

Glyn Wintle glynwintle at
Fri Feb 15 15:39:15 UTC 2008

As I remember what was said she was calling for was the option of a _voluntary_ system where users could choose to buy a licence that allowed them to download the content. The Open Rights Group was not arguing for a blanket tariff and said the leaked legislation was wrong. She even said the government should stay out of legislating on this issue for a while.
Its worth reading ORGs submission to the Gowers review, they where one of the major players in stopping the music industry from extending copy right term, they are not very lightly to be the people to then go and argue that the music industry should be given money for people simply using the internet. The Open Rights Group is the UK equivalent to the EFF in America.

Glyn Wintle (Avid Open Rights Group supporter)

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----- Original Message ----
From: MJ Ray <mjr at>
To: discussion at; dgerard at
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 12:56:57 PM
Subject: Re: Copyright term extension rererevisited?

"David Gerard" <dgerard at> wrote:
> May I recommend to all in the UK the mailing list
> and wiki for detailed dissection of this sort of thing. ORG is also
> getting into the press regularly.

Are they worth recommending?  Yeah, they get into the press: I heard
Becky of the ORG on BBC Radio 4's World at One earlier this week, but
she seemed to support collective licensing of ISPs!

Collective licensing of companies is a step towards collective
licensing of the whole population through taxation and the
establishment of New Enclosures, which should be resisted.  Bad ORG.
Any ORG members here going to try to correct that?

But while apparently not completely friendly, ORG have campaigned
against term extension before:-

I didn't find any discussion of this particular event yet, though.

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