|Posted by Roland R. Hansen on February 17, 2011 at 3:46 AM|
Today it was annouced that our parliament would try to make the copyright laws stricter, so Danish consumers no longer can import shoes, bags or watches if they turn out to be copies of a expensive brand.
It is not only bad news the ordinary Danish consumers. It is also bad news for the poor workers in the third world. Today they are abused by these large firms working in a dangerous environment for almost no money. They are hardly able to buy food for their families and any effort to create trade unions are punished. In some cases even with death!!
But also the Danish citizens are suffering right now. Denmark has agreed to pay for overspending in the rest of Europe in countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal. For many years the Danes have worked hard in order to achieve early retirement. Now they will have to work longer and maybe even be close to 70 years of age before they will able to retire.
While people are working they save money so they buy goods when they retire. But most Danes die around age 70. When they can no longer drive in their cars they lose the will to live because they become isolated in their home in a time with less public transport and then it is soon over. If they cannot retire before they will die then why spend money on expensive items?
That's why the Danish citizens should be allowed to buy cheap copies of expensive brands. It is the only human solution.
Support workers in the third world: Buy copies instead of the originals!
Prevent the Denmark from becoming a third world country: Stop these new copyright rules.
Sources (In Denmark)
Forbud mod kopivarer på vej (Danmarks Radio, 17. februar 2011)