Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 13:31 UTC
Legal A few days ago, several countries signed ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. As you are probably aware, ACTA was drafted up in secret, and is basically Obama/Biden's attempt to impose the US' draconian pro-big business/big content protection laws on the rest of the world ('sign it, or else'). The European Parliament still has to vote on it, and as such, Douwe Korff, professor of international law at the London Metropolitan University, and Ian Brown senior research fellow at the University of Oxford, performed a 90-page study, with a harsh conclusion: ACTA violates fundamental human rights.
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Who didn't see this coming...
by Arawn on Tue 4th Oct 2011 13:38 UTC
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Finally in the open what I have predicted years ago when MP3 started to gain popularity and the first lawsuits appeared.

This is nothing more than covert extreme law abusing and politician arm twisting to control an important media conduit: the Internet.

This has to stop. And I'm going to write to representatives in the EU parliament to urge them to vote against this.

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