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Robin Hoods or thieves? A Foucauldian analysis of international trade policies regarding software piracy
Unformatted Document Text:  Foucauldian analysis of international trade policies 18 1993, according to the Customs Service, and membership expended worldwide by 1995. The “Deviator,” as the leader of the group was known, said in an interview said, “This is all for fun. Like another side of your life. I plan to stay active for some more time and after all, quit. We have a well-prepared internal works system—I can call it an infrastructure. Different dudes do different work for the main aim of the group, DoD” (Source, pg.??). Bob Kruger, head of anti-piracy efforts at BSA says of the DoD crew, “They are a notorious elite Internet pirate organization” and added that one of the DoD programmers is “one of the premier software crackers in the world” (Manjoo, 2001 Dec 13). A Moscow cracker in an online chatroom countered, “only peasants get caught” (as quoted in Manjoo, 2001 Dec 13). “The United States is moving forcefully to protect its rights, “ U.S. trade representative Robert Zoellick said in a statement. “We hope Ukraine will now redouble its efforts to deal with intellectual property rights and pass the legislation needed to allow us to lift sanctions” (quoted in Delio, 2002, Jan 22). Zoellick also warned Ukraine that it would be difficult to become a member of the WTO unless it addresses the issue; the U.S. threatened to block Ukraine’s application to join the WTO if they failed to pass “satisfactory” legislation to protect copyrights. Sanctions were issued in January 2002, because the U.S. wanted prosecutors to have the right to raid CD production facilities without warrants. The Ukrainian parliament passed a laws requiring a warrant based on specific allegations (somewhat like the U.S. has). The Socialist Party leader, Oleksander Moroz, said the U.S. will impose sanctions [as they later did, add new information before conference] no matter what in order to protect its struggling steel industry. Yet others have

Authors: Malyshev, Yuri. and Hamilton, Ann.
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Foucauldian analysis of international trade policies 18
1993, according to the Customs Service, and membership expended worldwide by 1995.
The “Deviator,” as the leader of the group was known, said in an interview said, “This is
all for fun. Like another side of your life. I plan to stay active for some more time and after
all, quit. We have a well-prepared internal works system—I can call it an infrastructure.
Different dudes do different work for the main aim of the group, DoD” (Source, pg.??).
Bob Kruger, head of anti-piracy efforts at BSA says of the DoD crew, “They are a
notorious elite Internet pirate organization” and added that one of the DoD programmers is
“one of the premier software crackers in the world” (Manjoo, 2001 Dec 13). A Moscow
cracker in an online chatroom countered, “only peasants get caught” (as quoted in Manjoo,
2001 Dec 13).
“The United States is moving forcefully to protect its rights, “ U.S. trade
representative Robert Zoellick said in a statement. “We hope Ukraine will now redouble its
efforts to deal with intellectual property rights and pass the legislation needed to allow us
to lift sanctions” (quoted in Delio, 2002, Jan 22). Zoellick also warned Ukraine that it
would be difficult to become a member of the WTO unless it addresses the issue; the U.S.
threatened to block Ukraine’s application to join the WTO if they failed to pass
“satisfactory” legislation to protect copyrights. Sanctions were issued in January 2002,
because the U.S. wanted prosecutors to have the right to raid CD production facilities
without warrants. The Ukrainian parliament passed a laws requiring a warrant based on
specific allegations (somewhat like the U.S. has). The Socialist Party leader, Oleksander
Moroz, said the U.S. will impose sanctions [as they later did, add new information before
conference] no matter what in order to protect its struggling steel industry. Yet others have


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