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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by Luminair on Wed 5th Oct 2011 02:48 UTC
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Pretty good summary thom. I've got my aluminum bat ready. I have supplies to make several boards with nails in them. Who's with me.

Edit: wait, can we take this stuff on airplanes? how the hell else are we going to get to dutchland. I'm certainly not taking a boat. I think we may have to fight this one out with words. Lets start a page. That way they'll have to listen

Edit 2: sigh this keeps getting worse and worse

Edited 2011-10-05 02:51 UTC

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