Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 9th Mar 2010 17:56 UTC
Laurence
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There is definitely a movement growing against all this stupidity. Even bloggers for the BBC have called for a change: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8544935.stm .


Things have gotten so stupid these days that it's no longer about wanted your artists to earn from their work and more about the aging industries wanting to control the market by force instead of lead the market with the best products.

The same could be said for many of the patent battles going on too.


And what boils my blood the most is that innocent consumers are the ones that suffer because in the fscked eyes of the DMCA, we're guilty until proven innocent.


I could rant on, but I have a train to catch.....

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