Michael Geist takes US copyright lobby to task

The BBC news website carries Michael Geist’s critique of American publisher’s copyright demands on the majority of the rest of the world.

There is a fair bit of propaganda language involved there:

which should prompt you to ask the timeless question “Who benefits?”. Hint: it’s not you. As the GNU Project points out, framing copyright issues with these terms means encouraging identification “with the owner and publisher who benefit from copyright, rather than with the users who are restricted by it”.