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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So all the movies, music, audio books, et al, showing up on the interwebs is just "fair-use" right not "theft"? Last I checked the RIAA wasn't going after people that burned their movies/music/for use in the comfort of their own home...unless one lives in a bit torrent site.

So please stop this facade about fair use and how evil corporations are. Enjoy your product for your personal use and you'll have no problem. Whats the issue?

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