From: Mark Crispin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 19 2009 - 11:45:20 CDT
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009, Hans Aberg wrote:
> In general, though, copyright, trademarks, and patents are regulated all by
> local law, and though there may be treaties to adjust them, these treaties
> are not law.
I don't know about Sweden, but treaties are most emphatically law in the
USA; in fact, they are co-equal to the US Constitution.
The US government has refused to sign some (otherwise high-minded and
noble) treaties because certain provisions can be construed to overturn or
limit rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.
-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
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