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Stop ACTA: secretive treaty will bring in the worst of SOPA through trade obligations

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:56 AM

Stop ACTA: secretive treaty will bring in the worst of SOPA through trade obligations

ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is the notorious, unprecedented secret copyright treaty that was negotiated by industry representatives and government trade reps, without any access by elected representatives, independent business, the press, public interest groups, legal scholars, independent economists and so on. Time and again, the world's richest governmental administrations (only rich countries were in the negotiation) told their own parliaments and congresses that they could not see what was in the treaty, nor know the details of the discussion.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 01:56 AM
The ACTA legislatian was signed by over 20 countries, including the US and Japan. It bypasses national parliments and has worldwide ramifications. Effectively it would give a limited quantity of corporations the power the censor the internet. 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.

I know there are many thread around already about ACTA, but the seriousness of this issue in my eyes warrants hundreds of new threads informing us on this draconian legislation

The European Parliament was one of the bodies that asked its administration to share the treaty discussions with the elected members, only to be turned down. Cables in the Wikileaks dumps showed US officials orchestrating this secrecy because they knew how unpopular this one-sided, heavy-handed copyright treaty would be. Freedom of Information requests to the Obama administration confirmed that the reason for the secrecy was the experience in transparent negotiation at the UN, which resulted in an uprising by developing nations, who saw stricter, more expansive copyrights as a means of extracting rents from the world's poorest people.
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 27-1-2012 by SpeachM1litant because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:03 AM
More related threads and articles...

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Very concerning that so many countries slipped this in without the general public even being aware of it.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:12 AM
Very disturbing article on ACTA.

Person appointed to investigate quits in disgust over ACTA.
edi t on 27-1-2012 by lacrimaererum because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:09 AM
TPTB's powers slip away, so desperate measures must act.

Our balls on the line.

Will the people give them willingly to the ever consuming Vaj?
...Or do we drop them on the 'man'?

ETA: History has this odd thing of repeating itself, so I, for one, would not worry ...
However, I have been wrong in the past once or twice ......

edit on 27-1-2012 by FearEater because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 03:21 AM
How old is this ATCA bill in the states? I looked into it and the Canadian gov. website says it was started in 2007.
It also states that they've been able to view it.

In October 2007, the Government of Canada announced that it would participate in discussions towards an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA negotiating partners, a group which includes along with Canada, Australia, the European Union and its member countries, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States, concluded negotiations in October 2010 and completed the legal verification of the ACTA text in April 2011.

Also says it was open for signature May 1st 2011.

(November 15, 2010) Participants in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations announced today that they have finalized the text of the Agreement, after resolving the few issues that remained outstanding after the final round of negotiations in Tokyo.

Joint Statement: Finalized

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 07:41 AM
SOPA and PIPA were not needed, because as usual our corporate run dictatorship that now has created nothing but technocrat governments around the world knew that they could go around the backs of citizens and do whatever they want out of their stinky corrupted arses anyway.

People doesn't get it, we are beyond reasoning with this corrupted rats, is time for revolution

Worldwide revolution.

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