Turkewitz: Why Equustek Decision is Good for Freedom
Neil Turkewitz, Senior Policy Counsel at the International Center for Law & Economics asserts that critics of the Canadian Supreme Court decision in Equustek v Google are overlooking the case itself in favor of spinning hyperbole. Turkewitz sees the specifics of the ruling as a model for good governance and the protection of sovereignty and civil liberties, even on the web.
“EFF subverts the reasoning of the decision and thus camouflages its true import, all for the sake of furthering its apparently limitless crusade against all forms of intellectual property. The ruling can be read as an attack on expression only if one ascribes to the distribution of infringing products the status of protected expression — so that’s what EFF does. But distribution of infringing products is not protected expression.” Read full post here.
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