miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2007

Propiedad Intelectual

La propiedad intelectual es uno de los bienes mas preciados para cada sociedad a medida que va avanzando en su desarrollo. Recordemos que USA solo adhirio a Berna en 1876, y, que tenemos pendiente un problema con Monsanto (voy aprendiendo de agricultura).
Releyendo por algun lado, me encontre con un diferendo que, va en camino de acuerdo a lo que leo de transformarse en un leading case de esto, y del libre comercio.
A pesar que les deje los links a algunas personass con las cuales aprendo, me parecio al menos divertido insertar aca

Los actores:

1. USA. No hace falta agregar mucho
2. Antigua . Islita del caribe, que aparte de playa tiene:

Internet hosting & gaming

Antigua is a recognized centre for online gambling companies. Antigua was one of the first nations to legalize, license and regulate online gaming.

El Hecho?

Some countries, most notably the United States, argue that because the gaming transaction is initiated in their jurisdictions that the act of online wagering is illegal. This argument has been repudiated by the World Trade Organization.[2] However in 2006 the United States Congress voted to approve the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act which criminalizes the operations of offshore gaming operators which take wagers from American-based gamblers.

Slysoft, a vendor of CD- and DVD-copying software designed to overcome anti-copy technologies also operates from Antigua.

Lo que pasa

Antigua Seriously Pushing For WTO Approval To Distribute Free Music And Movies

Since 2003, we've been following the saga of Antigua's fight against the US in the World Trade Organization. Basically, Antigua argued that the US's ban on online gambling violated the free trade agreement the two countries had signed -- as it blocked online gambling sites based in Antigua (of which there are a bunch). Since then, the case has been fun to watch if only for how the US has responded to it. The WTO ruled in favor of Antigua at which point the US basically ignored the WTO, despite the WTO occasionally making angry noises. Then, there was the time that the US went so far as to declare that the WTO had reversed that original ruling on appeal... but the details showed that the US was making up that claim and the WTO was still supporting Antigua. Earlier this year, after the WTO started stomping its feet again, the US responded by saying it was simply (unilaterally) going to change its free trade agreement with Antigua, so that online gambling wasn't included. Obviously, Antigua finds that solution quite troublesome.

Back in early 2006, however, a few people began buzzing about an idea that Antigua could use to force the US to pay attention: become an WTO-backed ignorer of US copyright law. Since the US knew it could effectively ignore Antigua over online gambling, the idea was that Antigua should simply say that if the US won't support its free trade agreement, then it would start ignoring US copyright laws, and would then (with WTO-backing, mind you) allow modern versions of all sorts of copyright-violating services to prosper. We didn't think that Antigua would seriously go in this direction, but as a new NY Times article makes clear it's exactly what Antigua is now pushing for. Of course, the real hope is that in doing so, the Big Copyright players will force the US government to back down on the gambling issue. However, it might be a lot more interesting to see what would happen if Antigua really did become the protected legal home of more modern versions of (the old) Napster, my.mp3.com, the Pirate Bay, Allofmp3.com and others.

Este es un pequeño resumen, hay diversos, pero hay dinero en juego, ya estan reclamando USD 4,3Bn de dañosVa a ser divertido ver como sigue



5 comentarios:

Enrique dijo...

Absolutamente... y ya mismo saco un pasaporte de Antigua para hacerles el aguante! (hay que visitar la islita antes de que le caiga accidentalmente una bomba encima).

Tincho dijo...

Que impresionante como el mundo tecnologico permite a una pequeña isla caribeña ganar poder.
Y que los americanos se jodan, tanto que estan a favor del libre comercio y firman tratados bilaterales por todos lados, ahora que se la aguanten.

Ana C. dijo...

Ja, me hizo reir con este artículo. Si lo hubiera reescrito usted en castellano, sería perfecto.

Otro que me gustó mucho fue éste. Lo había escuchado antes pero no sabía el origen de la cosa. Gracias!

Ulrich dijo...

Cuanta inocencia...

Creer que Antigua es un estado no es serio. ¿Nunca oyeron hablar de tax havens? ¿o de IP-havens?

¿Acaso los ciudadanos de Cayman son prósperos y desarrollados porque su "gobierno" permite la evasión fiscal? Si Tincho y Enrique supieran la calaña de la gente que tiene la empresa en Antigua, creo que cambiarían de opinión. Además, ni falta hace ir a Antigua, porque para estas empresuchas estos países no imponen requisitos de residencia.

Si Antigua tiene un proyecto de desarrollo apalancado en IP ajena, y esta a cien años de ser la principal potencia industrial del mundo, pido disculpas por mis tristes sarcasmos.

Elemaco dijo...

Ja! no lo habia leido!

A pesar del comentario de Ulrich, antigua de golpe me da mucha ternura....ya el nombre!! "Antigua y Barbuda"...

¿Que querra decir "Barbuda" en antiguaybarbudense?