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The story so far: The World Trade Organization ruled that US actions against Antigua online gambling sites were illegal, because the US allows other forms of gambling. The WTO said this action by the US represented an illegal protection of a domestic gambling business.

As the US declined to change its position on online gambling, the WTO granted Antigua the privilege retaliation against the USA: the WTO authorized Antigua to violate US copyrights on music and movies.

Here's a NYTimes story from 2007:


Now, the interesting question becomes: what is a US copyright? For example, Zookz is trumpeting that they are offering files by The Beatles. Did the WTO intend that Zookz be limited to offering the content of American artists?

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