Posted Oct 1, 2005 8:52 UTC (Sat) by job
Parent article: The Authors' Guild and Google Print
How much of the LWN reader base is outside the US? I ask because I am honestly tired of articles discussing US law cases, without any explanation how the your law system works, or what legislation is involved in this particular case. All this is impossible to understand from the outside.
Not only is all this uninteresting since we on the other side of the ocean lacks the background knowledge to understand the politics involved (which on the other hand does not seem to set us apart from most other readers), but it is also a bit tedious to constantly be reminded about the sort of ethnocentrism where "the law" is a reference to a specific one.
This problem is also well reflected in the comments, where people discuss their respective countries' implementation of the Berne convention and no one understands the other.
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