Friday, November 20, 2009

Mexican copyright developments

Blayne Haggart, Canadian scholar in Mexico, has a new post on hot-off-the-press developments in Mexican copyright. Mexico has the longest copyright term in the world: life + 100 and could, if developments continue, be a world-leader in other strong copyright measures as well. Haggart reports that a new copyright coalition has formed in Mexico that will work to increase copyright measures, recognition, and enforcement. Haggart points to low levels of internet penetration in Mexico as one reason why user rights movements haven't taken off in the country. As Haggart says, regarding the low levels of Internet penetration, "this won’t always be the case; as more Mexicans go online, they are likely to become more aware of how they are affected by copyright law."

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