[Linux-aus] FTA Guide Out
aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Tue Mar 9 12:52:01 UTC 2004
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 03:32:12PM +1100, Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 02:09, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > The Agreement also provides for
> > a review mechanism. The review mechanism will allow the Government
> > to make or introduce new exceptions in addition to those specifically
> > provided for in the Article.
> Can you find this in the agreement?
Yes, this is the "four year" thing:
(e) Each Party shall confine exceptions to any provisions
implementing subparagraph 7(a) to the following activities,
which shall be applied to relevant provisions in accordance with
(continued on page 17-10:)
(viii) non-infringing uses of a work, performance or
phonogram in a particular class of works, performances
or phonograms, when an actual or likely adverse impact
on those non-infringing uses is credibly demonstrated
in a legislative or administrative review or proceeding;
provided that any such review or proceeding is conducted
at least once every four years from the date of conclusion
of such review or proceeding.
Translating to English:
"exceptions to the total outlawing of circumvention devices
shall be limited to (among certain other things) non-infringing
uses of a work provided for by frequent government review,
when an actual/likely adverse affect on banning that activity
I think. IANAL.
I think "non-infringing" means they can't say "it's okay to use
circumvention devices for piracy" but they can say "it's okay to use
circumvention devices for accessing these works". Whether "use" can be
changed to "trade in" is another matter; but I think it could be.
Anthony Towns <aj at humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we could.
http://conf.linux.org.au/ -- Jan 12-17, 2004
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