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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Are we stupid or what?
by twitterfire on Wed 5th Oct 2011 12:37 UTC
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Why do EU citizens let US try to enforce their stupid laws in EU? ACTA isn't the only toxic law they try to shove down our throats. In the name of "defense of intellectual property", "war on terrorism", "think of the children" they tried multiple times to pass some laws which can affect our freedom, rights and privacy. Last time I've checked, EU isn't under US sovereignty.

We should make clear to them that this is unacceptable. After all, we don try to coerce them to pass laws or to do anything. As a matter of reciprocity, they shouldn't try to interfere with our internal affairs.

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