Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 21:47 UTC
Legal We've talked about ACTA before. ACTA is an anti-capitalistic treaty which implements several measures that will seriously hurt people's freedoms, rights, and privacy, all to, among other things, support a failing business model from an industry which has failed time and time again to adapt to a changing market. In any working free market, business models are allowed to fail, but the US/EU governments clearly don't see it that way. India has now announced that it is going to forge its own anti-ACTA coalition in an effort to undermine the new treaty.
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RE[3]: Semantics
by jjmckay on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 20:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Semantics"
jjmckay
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It might be more correct to say that the ACTA is a manifestation of corporatism, corporate control of a government, and a quest for regulatory capture by governments and, by proxy, corporations.

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This is corporations/established nations wanting to put developing nations back under their boot heel by cutting off the free flow of information.


Flatland Spider, outstanding post!! Well said. Aren't municipal networks socialist? So citing telco's resisting muni networks is a good example of corporatism/cronyism, but it's not a good example of corporations resisting free markets.

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