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Zahi having delusions of grandeur again

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:56 am
by Minimalist
Oy vey!

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hGhJUxebdPsEOUZ3O5S8f_6VhHww

CAIRO (AFP) — In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced.

Zahi Hawass, the charismatic and controversial head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told AFP on Tuesday that the move was necessary to pay for the upkeep of the country's thousands of pharaonic sites.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:02 am
by Digit
It'll make a change from the begging bowl though.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:45 am
by kbs2244
When were the international copyright papers filed?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:12 pm
by Beagle
Poor Zahi. What's he gonna do when the archaeologists of the near future are all flocking to the Supe Valley and the Indian desert?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:20 pm
by Digit
He says it will only apply to exact copies.
I wonder what I can do with Stonehenge? :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:47 pm
by Beagle
That casino in Vegas is gonna owe a chunk.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:26 pm
by kbs2244
How can anyone have an exact copy of something that we don't know all about?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:53 pm
by Minimalist
Zahi knows everything. Just ask him.