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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Trump and software freedom

From: Leah Rowe
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Trump and software freedom
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:26:18 +0100
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we have more chance of democratizing the house of lords (or abolishing
it completely) and a better chance of influencing parliament in the UK.

the EU parliament is pretty much powerless

On 16/09/18 18:24, John Rooke wrote:
> Hi Leah,
> On 15/09/18 17:30, Leah Rowe wrote:
>> Good thing we're leaving the EU next year.
> I'm afraid its not so simple.  The Directive may well pass into
> law before 29th of March next year, in which case it will
> automatically be transferred into post-Brexit law also.
> Fortunately, we will have another opportunity to amend it when it
> returns the European Parliament, probably in December.
> Even if we do leave before it becomes law, we will not be out of
> the woods.  We will be positioned between the two major trading
> blocks of North America and Europe, trying to make deals with both
> of them. They will both demand restrictions on software freedom and
> the Government seems unlikely to object.  So we could end up with
> the worst of both worlds.
> The problem with Brexit as it is currently developing is that the 
> Government is attempting remove the little democratic control that
> we have over the trade negotiation process.  In addition to
> resisting the Copyright Directive, we need to campaign for more
> trade democracy, not less, so that we can have a chance of
> resisting these attacks. Currently, the Trade Bill is being
> discussed in the House of Lords; please take action to persuade
> them to demand trade democracy 
> <https://tradeactionblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/fight-for-trade-demo
> John

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