Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 19:33 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Legal Yes, even more copyright and intellectual property stuff. We have several stories on this one today, so I figured I'd throw them all together. First and foremost, ACTA has finally been dragged out of the shadows and into the light (thanks to the EU parliament), so we can take a look at what's in there. Is it really as bad as everyone thinks it is? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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Guilty until proven innocent?
by Zifre on Wed 21st Apr 2010 20:18 UTC
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What has happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? I thought that was what our justice system was supposed to be based on.

So, could I theoretically just say that any random video on YouTube that I don't like is infringing on my copyright and have it taken down without due process? What is our world coming to?

It just boggles my mind how idiotic these people are. Sometimes I just wish I could punch every one of those politicians in the face. ;)

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What has happened to "innocent until proven guilty"?

Has it ever really worked that way? These monkeys are just now figuring out how to use the available tools to make "guilty until proven innocent" a more effective net with which to catch what they think of as bottom feeders; basically every single Human Being who is not them.

ACTA is bad for the vast majority of us, the people pushing it are misinformed at best, and evil at worst, and you'd better bet they're not going to be enforcing their monopolies over their imaginary property with anything less than real bullets.

It is sickening how they wish to extend this blight over all the world. I certainly hope that there are enough semi-sane people in power to tell these jerks where to go and how best to get there.

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