The strict interpretation of the term 'pirates' that Taiwan is enforcing should also have an effect on the press releases by ?-lobbyists as well then.
Branding the citizens that participate in a culture of filesharing as 'pirates' might be grounds for a defamation lawsuit in Taiwan, it seems...
BUMA/Stemra of the Netherlands is in hot water as well.
Dutch opposition party D66 requested an inquiry into the organisation, describing it as poorly managed and non-transparent. Losing ? 14Million of artists revenues didn't help things either.
So we have government and big corporations pushing laws that are detrimental to the citizens and beneficial only to the corporations.
Seems to be fitting this definition Rooseveld gave of fascism: The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism ? ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.