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100 groups demand to see secret anticounterfeiting treaty

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:32 PM
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100 groups demand to see secret anticounterfeiting treaty


arstechnica.com

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is on a fast-track process as rich nations hope to wrap it up by the end of the year. Unfortunately for everyone who cares about the outcome, it's midway through September, and no draft text has yet emerged. The secrecy and the delay have inspired many conspiracy theories, none helped by leaked sets of corporate "wish lists" and public comments making outrageous demands. A worldwide group of public interest organizations has now banded together to call on ACTA negotiators to open the process up to scrutiny and public comment.

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:32 PM
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Here it comes... a potential end to all Peer 2 Peer downloading!!!! While I agree it is nothing short of pirating, to enforce these new laws will mean invading our privacy. The crackdown on the internet is just starting, gear up!

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:38 PM
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Here is another article about ISP filtering!! Your ISP will be able to block acess to sites it deems related to P2P sharing. Where will it stop?

Secret ACTA treaty may include ISP filtering



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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Wonder if the treaty will also monitor Counties who counterfeit buy printing more of their own currency whom are not able to back it up?



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