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Sungguh keterlaluan IIPA (International Intellectual Property
Alliance), sebuah grup yang memayungi asosiasi perusahaan software,
penerbitan, film,televisi dan musik Amerika, ini. Mereka telah meminta
USTR (US Trade Representative) untuk memasukan indonesia, Brazil,
India ke "Special 301 watchlist" karena negara-negara ini menganjurkan
penggunaan perangkat lunak open source. Padahal justru karena kita
menghormati IPR maka kinta minta instansi pemerintah dan
perusahaan-perusahaan untuk berhenti menggunakan perangkat lunak
bajakan, dan menggantinya dengan open source.
Semakin jelas siapa yang ada di balik ini semua. Semoga pemerintah
kita tidak ciut dengan gertakan ini.
Salam hangat penuh semangat
Ayo kita berhenti menggunakan software bajakan, gunakan perangkat
lunak open source
Use open source? Then you're a pirate!
February 24, 2010
This year the Special 301 watchlist targets governments that use open source
Posted by: Siobhan Chapman ShareThis
There's a fantastic little story in the Guardian today that says a US
lobby group is trying to get the US government to consider open source
as the equivalent to piracy.
The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), an umbrella
group for American publishing, software, film, television and music
associations, has asked with the US Trade Representative (USTR) to
consider countries like Indonesia, Brazil and India for its "Special
301 watchlist" because they encourage the use of open source software.
A Special 301, according to Guardian's Bobbie Johnson is: "a report
that examines the 'adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property
rights' around the planet - effectively the list of countries that the
US government considers enemies of capitalism. It often gets wheeled
out as a form of trading pressure - often around pharmaceuticals and
counterfeited goods - to try and force governments to change their
So in effect, the annual Special 301 report names and shames countries
that the USTR believes do not do enough to protect US copyright,
patents and trademark laws abroad.
It is easy to see how pirated software can, in the eyes of USTR, hurt
companies like Microsoft. The IIPA claimed that business software
producers last year lost $126 million to pirates in the Philippines.
However, equating free software to piracy is just a little bizarre. As
Johnson rightly points out, no one could argue that Google, which
gives away many of its products free is anti-capitalist.
The IIPA has demonised Indonesia precisely because, according to IIPA,
the government is encouraging (not forcing) open source take up that
"weakens the software industry" and "fails to build respect for
intellectual property rights".
This seems absurd and works against the interests of the USTR. In
fact, encouraging free software could reduce software copyright
infringement and piracy amongst poorer countries.
The really interesting thing is that governments don't need to
legislate, but only be considering, the use of open source to be put
on the Special 301 watchlist. The Indonesian government, last year,
sent around a circular to all government departments and state-owned
businesses, pushing them towards open source. Now the IIPA has said it
should be on the watchlist.
By this token the British Government should be on the list, because it
has also pledged to encourage the use of open source (although whether
this promise goes beyond politicking is a matter of conjecture).
Organisations are able to submit comments to the USTR (the deadline
for submissions this year has already passed - it was 18 February).
Free Software Foundation is one such organisation that has criticised
the process. You can read the comments it submitted this year here,
but here is a highlight:
"Since the DMCA was passed in 1998, foreign governments have been
under increasing political pressure to enact similar legislation. Much
of that pressure comes from the United States Trade Representative.
This issue was a highlight of the 2009 Special 301 Report: failure to
implement the WIPO Internet Treaties were cited as a source for
concern in ten separate reports for countries on the Priority Watch
List or Watch List. Obligations to implement anti-circumvention
legislation have featured in at least eight bilateral Free Trade
Agreements that the U.S. has entered since then. The USTR also sought
to include such obligations in the proposed multilateral Free Trade
Area of the Americas agreement, and though little official information
is available, various reports suggest that the Anti-Counterfeiting
Trade Agreement currently includes similar provisions."
"All this happens despite the fact that such laws hurt the development
of free software, and have negative impacts on trade throughout
several industries. The effects are serious enough that the DMCA
remains controversial more than a decade after it came into effect,
and implementations of the EUCD face similar opposition. The USTR has
a responsibility to promote trade in a manner consistent with the
democratic principles our country was founded upon, and advocating for
anti-circumvention legislation abroad does not meet that criteria. The
USTR should cease using such laws as a negotiating stick in the
Special 301 Report."
pengennya bersaing dengan fair play, di ujung jalan mereka malah menjatuhkan dengan ideologi...,stress kali produknya hampir termakan oleh eksistensi Open Source Software
Kalo ga mau kehilangan nama, ya gratisin aja sekalian... Gitu aja kok repot!
tapi perlu tmn2 ketahui, bahwa teknologi opensource bukan satu-satunya solusi yang tepat,
karena dunia ini seperti hutan rimba yang penuh misteri dan banyak jebakannya, baik yang di sengaja oleh pengembangnya ataupun yang memang bukan disengaja ...
software ada 3 dunia :
1. freesoftware = semua serba bebas (tidak gratis)
syaratnya ada 4. apa saja? cari di google dunk
stallman style gitou lhoe
2. propriertary = komercial = serba bayar
bill gate stall
3. opensource = freesoftware plus ada unsur propriertay juga walau dengan syarat yang banyak