Saturday, October 22, 2005
Reuters reports that the UN, in the face of strong US objections, has approved the first international treaty designed to protect movies, music and other cultural treasures from foreign competition. The vote was 148 for, 2 against. French President Jacques Chirac was quoted as saying: "This is major progress in a world which must protect cultural diversity and organise a dialogue of cultures that respects all." What affect (if any) this will have on our FTA with Uncle Sam only time will tell. Maybe the UN could inaugurate an International Out-of-Work Actor's Day?
Posted by Justin Lowe at 11:09 am