[SATLUG] OT: Letter from my senator.

Enrique Sanchez Vela esanchezvela at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 11 06:39:56 CDT 2008


did you mean Oil World??

best regards,
esv.

--- On Fri, 8/8/08, Dennis Myhand <dmyhand at suddenlink.net> wrote:

> From: Dennis Myhand <dmyhand at suddenlink.net>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT: Letter from my senator.
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Friday, August 8, 2008, 12:41 PM
> I'm not sure where you got that he is a member of the
> India caucus.  He 
> seems to take a slightly lopsided view of Old World and
> developing 
> nations, leaning a little more to the Old World, but not
> much.  The only 
> country he names is the US and he does seem to realize we
> can't get what 
> we want all the time.  What I want him to realize is that
> there is a way 
> to enforce laws without stepping on civil rights.
> 
> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> > Interesting that he is a member of the India caucus. 
> I wonder if he
> > thinks that India is one of those "developing
> nations with lax
> > technology policies and limited enforcement mechanisms
> (that) are
> > responsible for billions of dollars in intellectual
> property
> > infringement"? 
> > 
> >>> eamil as follows:
> >>>
> >>> Dear Mr. Bucy:
> >>>
> >>> Thank you for contacting me regarding global
> efforts to fight
> >>> intellectual property theft. I appreciate
> having the benefit of your
> >>> comments on this matter.
> >>>
> >>> Rapid advances in technology have led to the
> development of many
> >>> products and services Americans use everyday,
> including digital
> >>> television and radio, cellular communications,
> life-saving medications,
> >>> and computer hardware and software. Continued
> technological advancement
> >>> is vital to the growth of our country's
> economy, and as such lawmakers
> >>> must continue to protect intellectual property
> rights while maintaining
> >>> an open market for ideas and personal
> expression. However, in today’s
> >>> global marketplace, U.S. law enforcement
> officials are often hamstrung
> >>> when trying to combat intellectual property
> infringements that originate
> >>> abroad. Many developing nations with lax
> technology policies and limited
> >>> enforcement mechanisms are responsible for
> billions of dollars in
> >>> intellectual property infringement that harms
> U.S. technology developers
> >>> and manufacturers. However, violators are not
> limited to developing
> >>> countries; several fully developed nations
> have outdated policies that
> >>> do not reflect the reality of today’s global
> marketplace. 
> >>>
> >>> For these reasons, the office of the U.S.
> Trade Representative (USTR)
> >>> has commenced a multilateral discussion
> concerning global intellectual
> >>> property rights, known as the
> Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
> >>> (ACTA). I strongly support intellectual
> property rights, and I look
> >>> forward to reviewing the recommendations of
> USTR in this regard. The
> >>> United States is a leader in innovation, and
> to protect the investment
> >>> made by our innovators, we must also lead the
> effort to combat global
> >>> piracy. While the USTR is the lead trade
> negotiator on behalf of the
> >>> executive branch of government, any change in
> international trade policy
> >>> must be enacted by Congress before entering
> into effect. I understand
> >>> your concerns, and you may be certain that I
> will keep your views in
> >>> mind should relevant legislation come before
> the full Senate.
> >>>
> >>> I appreciate having the opportunity to
> represent you in the United
> >>> States Senate. Thank you for taking the time
> to contact me.
> >>>
> >>> Sincerely,
> >>>
> >>> JOHN CORNYN
> >>> United States Senator
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 517 Hart Senate Office Building
> >>> Washington, DC 20510
> >>> Tel: (202) 224-2934
> >>> Fax: (202) 228-2856
> >>> http://www.cornyn.senate.gov
> >>>
> >>> Please sign up for my monthly newsletter at
> >>> http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/newsletter.
> >>>
> >>> PLEASE NOTE:
> >>> Due to the nature of electronic communication,
> if you did not receive
> >>> this e-mail directly from my office, I cannot
> guarantee that the text
> >>> has not been altered. If you have questions
> about the validity of this
> >>> message, or would like to respond to this
> message, please use the web
> >>> form available at my website,
> http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact.
> >>>
> >>>
> > 
> 
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