June 24, 2008

Is Carbon Tax Copyrighted?

It seems the Liberals have “borrowed” the name of their term for the carbon tax from a little company who offers green solutions to other companies.

This little company is losing business for having its name associated with the Liberal Carbon Tax. Naturally this company isn’t too pleased and is going to sue.

I don’t understand copyright laws very well, but I do think any sort of political concept is difficult to copyright. If I had a corporation called Liberal that preceded the Liberal Party, can I get the Liberal Party to change names? Probably not.

Either way, this is free publicity for both of them. A fake copyright infringement story on the front pages of Canadian newspapers will keep this idea in the consciousness of Canadians a little longer.

It is too bad though that the Liberals were too afraid to call their plan carbon tax, because if Canadians are smart enough to understand a carbon tax (green shift) and they will be able to see who gets taxed by it, then they would have no problem calling it a carbon tax.


2 Commentaires:

Blogger Lizt. a dit...

Don't the Liberals call it THE Green Shift ?

6/24/2008 1:58 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

i hope they paid the guy who copyrighted the word "the"

6/24/2008 10:18 p.m.  

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