Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:18 UTC
In the News And thus, our true colours reveal. Since Obama was the young newcomer, technically savvy, many of us were hoping that he might support patent and/or copyright reform. In case our story earlier on this subject didn't already tip you off, this certainly will: Obama has sided squarely with the RIAA/MPAA lobby, and backs ACTA. No copyright and/or patent reform for you, American citizens!
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Comment by LB06
by LB06 on Sat 13th Mar 2010 00:35 UTC
LB06
Member since:
2005-07-06

I highly doubt that this will be of any significance for us Europeans. The European Parliament has clearly showed we can and will not be bullied or threatened into ever accepting such a ridiculous 'treaty', which severely undermines many civil liberties. I always find it to be extremely ironic that a nation that prides itself on freedom and civil liberties goes to such great lengths to blow those liberties and rights apart.

It would be hard enough to accept the kind of measures layed out by ACTA (e.g. seize & search without probable cause, disproportional fines, etc) in order to combat terrorism, let alone for the financial benefit of several privately owned companies.

Edited 2010-03-13 00:38 UTC

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RE: Comment by LB06
by Tuishimi on Sat 13th Mar 2010 01:40 in reply to "Comment by LB06"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but can't you pity us? ;)

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RE: Comment by LB06
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 13th Mar 2010 02:16 in reply to "Comment by LB06"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

If Europe does not ratify ACTA, then I hope it means that the treaty is dead.

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RE[2]: Comment by LB06
by StychoKiller on Sat 13th Mar 2010 04:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by LB06"
StychoKiller Member since:
2005-09-20

I betcha they'll just change the Acronym and try again in the future!

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