Tongan creative work needs stronger copyright protection

Jan 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Matangi Tonga

The protection of the creative works of Tongan writers, artists and other creators was the focus of a two-days seminar that was held in Nuku'alofa from January 14-15. Participants unanimously supported a conclusion that the only way for individuals in the core copyright industries to be able to protect their rights was to form an organization to ... (more)

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Kolomotu'a

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Jan 18, 2013
 
There were copyright laws?lol. There might as well not have been..jks. I think it a good idea though. After paying the recording, distribution, CDs and food for the producer guy for your song and it pretty good? if you either send it to a friend's phone or upload it on YouTube, there goes 99% of your would be paying customers lols.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Pretty rich considering in Tonga they've been allowed to rip off brand labels for decades.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
hey yo, this smells like the TransPacificPartnership deal with the devil sneaking in under the radar. Tell them to p!ss off, the corporate world does not own the Internet!!

Sorry Tonga, just go back to ripping off other peoples work and stick to downloading for free!!!
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Jan 18, 2013
 
The TPPA is NOT about trade but 98% about enforcing Copyright laws for the benefit of the US Corporations in response to Chinas expansion into the Pacific area. The sh!tty US is trying to tie up the Pacific in legal agreements that will legally bind NZ, Aus and the PI Nations to them instead of the Chinese and they do this by taking away your rights...surprise surprise. That means they they can stop anyone who uses medicines that they created or have patents for, have the right to demand that foreign countries hand over personal information about local users to the US, have the right to shut down websites that don't conform to US copyright laws even though nations have their own laws, sue anyone who visits sites that they deem are illegal or infringe on (US)copyright laws, this includes YouTube. They can do this by demanding that ISP's block users access to websites, in effect they are blocking access to 99% of the internet which is "free" information and leaving only consumer driven sites accessible. Their trying to turn the Internet into one big shop so you can only go on to buy sh!t that their selling.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
And last time i checked .TO is a haven for copyright infringement as it is one of the few country codes in the world that does not provide registrant information through a WHOIS query meaning pryng eyes can't track a site back to an individual. The Princess better have a good look at her business clientele because that incomes about to come to an abrupt halt if you let the US tell you how to use the internet.

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