Friday, April 03, 2009

EFF Wonders: Did Obama Violate Copyright Law With iPod Gift?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation ponders the copyright implications of Obama's gift to Queen Elizabeth II.

President Obama reportedly gave an iPod, loaded with 40 show tunes, to England's Queen Elizabeth II as a gift. Did he violate the law when he did so?

You know your copyright laws are broken when there is no easy answer to this question.

Our copyright laws are hopelessly tangled. As the EFF put it, "none of us should want a world where even our leaders--much less the rest of us--can't figure out how copyright law operates in their daily lives."

Hat tip: David Kravets at Wired

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