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WP Editorial on WIPO Database Treaty

  On Sunday, the Washington Post ran an editorial, "Public Data or Private
  Data," which asked the clinton Administration to take the database treaty
  off the table for the December WIPO meetings.  The editorial specificially
  expressed concerns over the impact of the treaty of on government
  databases managed by private contractors, and it also mentioned the West
  Publishing disputs over page numbers and corrections to judicial opinions
  (although it seems to have incorrected stated that West was recently
  "blocked" from claiming monopoly distribution rights to those materials,
  when the litigtation in the West/Times Mirror/Hyperlaw and Oasis suits
  have yet to reach that result). 
  The timing of this editorial is very good.    
  The only URL I could get for this is:
  James Love / love@tap.org / P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036
  Voice: 202/387-8030; Fax 202/234-5176
  Center for Study of Responsive Law
     Consumer Project on Technology; http://www.essential.org/cpt
     Taxpayer Assets Project; http://www.tap.org