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Speaker: TPPA: It's Extreme

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  • FletcherB,

    Or sham-pagne… or is that just for the really nasty ones that are not “méthode traditionnelle”? :)

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 816 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I like "bubbly"

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 17847 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    The Maori word for ‘bubbly’ is ‘mirumiru’ (that’s Kati Porou/Kai Tahu – it’s also a bird name)…

    “sham-pagne” was one of the losers in that particular contest-

    I notice lot of younger people asking for "I'll have some bubbles/bubbly please" instead of any variation of 'champane'-

    I rather suspect the market for the brand 'champagne' has kinda gone by the board-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to DeepRed,

    James Joyce died in 1941, so that means his works would theoretically come under public domain this year. At least according to EU copyright law.

    The counting starts at 1 January of the year following the creator's death, so it's next year not this.
    In the US, courtesy of the Mickey Mouse Protection Act, Joyce's work won't enter the public domain for, potentially, nearly three decades (depending when it was published). And if Disney manage to buy yet another extension, could be longer. Hell, if the MAFIAA get their way Joyce might never enter the public domain in the US - or the EU, given that that jurisdiction didn't just extend copyright terms they also revived expired ones! If that doesn't exemplify how much of a joke the idea of copyright as mutually-beneficial has become, I don't know what does.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3962 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2464 posts Report Reply

  • JoJo, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    For an accessible (I think) introduction to the TPPA, there's also No Ordinary Deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement, by Jane Kelsey (ed).

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 95 posts Report Reply

  • Rick Shera,

    The reason why NZ producers of bubbles do not describe it as champagne has nothing to do with GIs in a Trade Mark Act sense. It is because the Champagne area producers succeeded in a passing off/Fair Trading Act case against Wineworths back in the early 90s. That is why MED (which is in charge of the IP section of the TPPA) says that NZ law already deals with the issue. So, they conclude we already comply with TRIPs and need not introduce specific GI provisions into our trade mark law. MED actually has a useful summary of the current law on GIs at http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/Page____1203.aspx (which has a citation for the Wineworths case for anyone interested).

    Auckland • Since Feb 2008 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2302 posts Report Reply

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