[p2p-research] 10 Years Later, Misunderstood DMCA is the Law That Saved the Web | Threat Level | Wired.com

Paul D. Fernhout pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Fri Nov 6 03:19:20 CET 2009

Paul D. Fernhout wrote:
> Also more on ACTA:
> "Copyright Treaty Is Policy Laundering at Its Finest"
> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/11/policy-laundering/
> """
> Obama hasn’t asked Congress to implement a three-strike policy, which 
> could anger consumers and watchdog groups. But if the administration 
> gets three strikes written into ACTA, and the United States signs and 
> ratifies the treaty, Congress would be obliged to change the DMCA to 
> comply with it, while the administration throws its hands in the air and 
> says, “It wasn’t our idea! It’s that damn treaty!”
>   That practice is common enough to have a name: policy laundering.
> """

I first saw that link here, where this is more discussion of it:

--Paul Fernhout

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