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Canada, the European Union and Switzerland joined the preliminary talks throughout 2006 and 2007. Official negotiations began in June 2008, with Australia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Singapore joining the talks. The negotiations were classified as secret in the US on the grounds of "damage to the national security"
would create a governing body outside international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the United Nations.[
A signing ceremony was held on 1 October 2011 in Tokyo, with the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea signing the treaty.
Originally posted by mytheroy
reply to post by sarra1833
I was talking to a friend earlier, and got to talking about this bill. And I know it wont happen but, if this bill does pass everybody should disconnect and not use it as a form of internet protest. When they start losing money cause there isn't anybody to track, in theroy the bill would die.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
I'll have to take a look at this bill; I assume another abomination with the potential to ruin the openess of the internet.
I posted a thread last night reharding the new OPEN Act. Which surprisingly seems much milder than SOPA or PIPA; but now with ACTA as well...this is crazy. It's like they were ordered by some unknown force to push legislation that would hinder and regulate the internet... we must fight.edit on 22-1-2012 by Raelsatu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
We need to mobilise agianst ACTA just as we did against SOPA and PIPA. We need to let them know that we will not stand by while they censor the World Wide Web.