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  • Parody is illegal, say barmy bureaucrats

    Parody is illegal, say barmy bureaucrats

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    put_that_parody_downThe IPO chose Office Party Friday last week to unveil 15 more proposals on intellectual property reform. This is traditionally the most alcoholic workday of the year – and ministers might need another stiff drink as they digest the surprises that ideologically fanatical bureaucrats have been preparing for them.

     

    Among the proposals is the suggestion to make copyright opt-in, which means the UK will be breaching European and international law, and the strange notion that parody and satire are … Read More

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