Music and video priacy now 'legal' in Antigua

In a strange twist of events where the WTO found in favour of Antigua vs the USA (with respect to online gambling), Antigua has now been given the right to ignore intellectual property and copyright rights owned by the USA. Or to summarise in a moe practical sense: if you're into pirating movies/music and need a safe haven from the MPAA/RIAA, Antigua is now your home.

In reading the findings of this case, it is very hard to not come to the conclusion that two of the three panellists are in the pocket of (or owned by) the USA. If the WTO is supposed to be an international organisation that is impartial, it needs to be able to make substantial findings against anyone - including the USA.

Of course the USA isn't taking this laying down, they're pushing for gambling services to be excluded from its WTO commitments. The word protectionist comes to mind.

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This is a weird story. Mr. Bush's retroactive ban on internet gaming is really lame.

Posted by Sin-Yaw Wang on December 21, 2007 at 01:04 PM PST #

of course the provacatives'. i as well am a guest to this country, by land of a family who aligiggly invited and called me a name with a birthplace. for i tried to e-mail and got a error on a home computer harddrive by dell. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by erik bergum on January 10, 2009 at 03:15 AM PST #

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