Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 00:20 UTC
Legal Ah, how we Europeans get to sit back and relax whenever some company invokes the DMCA - a law we don't have over here. Sadly, that sentence has to be amended with the following word: yet. We don't have the DMCA yet, but it the ACTA is accepted, we Europeans - and the rest of the world - can no longer sit back and relax: the US is hard at work imposing the DMCA upon the nation of Foreign.
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here in Mexico...
by bsdero on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 15:37 UTC
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The ACTA was the tech/geekie theme of the week here in Mexico. About two or three weeks ago the terms of that treaty were being analized in Guadalajara, Mexico, at closed doors (public access forbidden). But someone of the guys there was updating his twitter with all happened there, and the ACTA meeting was suspended.

Right now, for the ACTA being approved here in Mexico, it would require major changes in the Mexican laws, that ACTA thing should be illegal if that would approve tomorrow.

Under Mexican laws, for any law or proposal being approved, the senate meetings must be done at open doors, (the laws proposal must be PUBLIC OPEN). And that is not the only law, there are some anothers that would void that proposal.

In other words, for the ACTA being approved here in Mexico there is two ways:

1.-ACTA should open its treaty for the mexican senate to approve it

2.-Mexican laws would change. But right now the politic status in Mexico make difficult to do this. (altough not impossible). On this second case, the ACTA should "donate" big money to Mexican senators ( I mean BIG MONEY, the Mexican politicians are one of the best paid in all over the world. Some senators and court ministers have a much bigger salary than President, some more than 35,000 or 40,000 US dls. monthly )

Whatever, I really hope that stupid proposal does not advance here in Mexico. We already have many problems for take in account one more problematic law.

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RE: here in Mexico...
by eprubio on Wed 24th Feb 2010 16:31 in reply to "here in Mexico..."
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Unfortunately there is another factor that may help passing ACTA in Mexico: the president's power as the de facto leader of the ruling party. Felipe Calderón is quite aligned to anything the US government 'suggests', and he can in turn 'suggest' to the deputies and senators of PAN [conservatives] to vote for ACTA... and they will.
They can negotiate support from PRI ["we are with the winner"], and they will get quick support from PVEM [pseudo-greens, they infiltrated lawyers from the mexican media companies as deputies and senators] and Panal [pseudo-academics]; that way they will easily overcome any whining from PRD [pseudo-liberals] and PT [pseudo-communists], assuming they haven't taken any bribes, those bastards are relatively cheap.

That's the sad reality of 'our' government.

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