Posted by Peter Hyland on June 02, 2017 at 10:49:21 user Peter_H.
In Reply to: Re: My politics is fishing posted by Mike Jones on June 01, 2017 at 22:47:29:
Sorry Adam, but I don't understand how discussing the international aspects of copyright law has necessarily to be 'political'. As I saw it, the argument was in essence whether, from the Ransome point of view, it might have been better to have aligned our copyright laws with those of the USA and Canada (both mainly English-speaking) rather than with the laws of the European countries (all non-English speaking and therefore, with one or two exceptions, not really interested in Ransome's works). Copyright is complex and by its nature arouses international issues - these should not be confused with politics. AR's 'fishing' answer was given to Sir Basil Thomson, Head of Scotland Yard, when AR was in real danger of being arrested as a spy - rather a different matter altogether.
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