A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens by Monica Horten

By Monica Horten

While millions marched via ice and snow opposed to a copyright treaty, their cries at no cost speech on the net shot to the guts of the eu Union and compelled a political U-turn. The amazing leisure industries might basically stare in dismay, their back-room plans in tatters.

This hugely unique research of 3 makes an attempt to herald new legislation to shield copyright on the web - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the electronic economic climate Act - investigates the dance of impression among lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry in their arguments. Copyright professional Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways in which lobbyists contrived to circumvent democratic method and convince politicians to soak up their reason in implementing an American company time table. In doing so, she argues the case for enhanced transparency in copyright policy-making.

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This involved Professor Aiken in several detailed meetings and communications. The Organizing Committee had no intention of meeting with the JDL, particularly in light of the extremity of its positions and tactics, which we thought put the JDL beyond the pale of rational discourse and mainstream lobbying. To our surprise, both the CIJA and the CJC urged conference organizers to meet with the JDL to hear its concerns; indeed, they set up a meeting between the organizers, themselves, and the JDL in the offices of the CJC for that purpose.

Rather, it appears that the special accounting was demanded of our colleagues in direct response to the unprecedented and entirely inappropriate political intervention of Minister Goodyear. We believe that SSHRC made a serious error in acceding to political interference in this manner ... [B]y intruding into the planning of an academic event after a funding decision has been made, SSHRC’s actions are likely to have a most unfortunate chilling effect on academics considering the exploration of controversial or unpopular topics.

During his work as a legal adviser, Masri dealt with a wide range of issues pertaining to the peace process. Although he was mainly in charge of doing research on and developing negotiations strategy for the Palestinian refugee problem, he was involved in doing research and developing positions regarding other outstanding permanent status negotiations files such as settlements and the status of Jerusalem. His doctoral research is on human rights and citizenship within Israel. As an Israeli citizen, Masri is fluent in both Arabic and Hebrew.

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