Posted Oct 1, 2005 13:54 UTC (Sat) by corbet
In reply to: Extranational issues
Parent article: The Authors' Guild and Google Print
LWN's readership is roughly 40% US, 40% Europe, 20% everywhere else (with Australia and India fairly strongly represented). We cover US law heavily for two reasons: (1) we're in the middle of it, and it's the most visible to us, and (2) like it or not, what happens here often gets exported elsewhere.
That said, we do try to stay on top of what's happening elsewhere, and cover it when we can. The European patent situation may be the most obvious case, but there are others. And (hint) if we had writers willing to do articles on interesting developments in their legal systems, we'd have more coverage.
As for the language, it's a constant challenge to write with a true global point of view. Localisms creep in all the time, from references to "the law," or "foreign countries," or "happening in the Spring." We work at it, honest.
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