A lot of folks thought — me included — that the recent US Supreme Court decision on the Aero case ended its existence. After all, Barry Diller had said there was “no plan B”. Well, GigaOm reports that there is indeed a plan B and it is clever. It may not work, but it is very interesting.
For some time now, the US has been pushing to get better global protection for the IP belonging to US firms. Hollywood has led the way to mainstream this idea. And for a while, it seemed non-controversial. Who is favor of piracy, right? Well, those days are over. US efforts are more and more seen as US over-reach. And WIPO is in disarray. time to er-think our thinking about copyright?