[Fsfe-ie] who's the pro-IPRED2 camp? Looks like "BASCAP"
ciaran at fsfe.org
Wed Oct 5 13:39:24 CEST 2005
At least you'll get one smile from their website, the page titled "Case for
IP Protection" is blank :)
"BASCAP", of course, is just yet another name for the usual suspects - it's
supporters are Vivendi Universal, EMI, Microsoft, CropLife (Monsanto), BSA,
etc. (full, long, list: http://www.iccwbo.org/bascap/id884/index.html )
Here's their recent press release:
> GLOBAL CEOS FORM COALITION TO FIGHT COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY
> London, October 4, 2005 -- Business leaders from some of the world's top
> companies today formed a unique coalition to take the fight against the
> theft of intellectual property to the highest international level.
> Meeting under the banner "Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and
> Piracy" (BASCAP), the corporate leaders warned that this illegal
> activity - estimated at $600 billion - is threatening the
> knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.
> Business leaders today agreed an initial 4-point plan of action and
> launched a recruitment drive to mobilize other CEOs from different
> countries and the spectrum of affected industries.
> To learn more, please visit:
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