Jamaica's new copyright means Jamaicans pay for reggae the rest of the world gets free


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2015/07/24/jamaicas-new-copyright-means.html


Here comes the conman
Coming with his con plan.
We won’t take no bribe;
We’ve got (to) stay alive.


Crazy Baldheads gettin’ crazier.


To everyone naive enough to think politicians aren’t capable or interested in directly fucking over their countrymen for money, here you go. Here’s a really obvious example you are living in denial.

No Jamaican would ever have voted to only screw over their own country. There’s simply no good reason to pass a law that hurts everyone with no angle to it like this- unless bribes were involved by outside parties.

Explain to me, I dare you, how any possible goodwill motive would have passed something like this. There isn’t any.

“intellectual property” and “copyright law”. Somewhere, in hell, a lawyer is happy.


Not to get in the way of a good internet outrage, but ska is hardly in demand in Jamaica to begin with. I realize thats not the point of the outrage but Jamaicans tend to see music made last month as old and played out.


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