Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 21:47 UTC
Legal We've talked about ACTA before. ACTA is an anti-capitalistic treaty which implements several measures that will seriously hurt people's freedoms, rights, and privacy, all to, among other things, support a failing business model from an industry which has failed time and time again to adapt to a changing market. In any working free market, business models are allowed to fail, but the US/EU governments clearly don't see it that way. India has now announced that it is going to forge its own anti-ACTA coalition in an effort to undermine the new treaty.
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RE[2]: What.
by gnemmi on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE: What."
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and can safely be called a fascist practice.

Edited 2010-06-02 22:34 UTC

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RE[3]: What.
by evert on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 07:02 in reply to "RE[2]: What."
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and can safely be called a fascist practice.

Disagreed. The nazis worked together with big corporations, but made sure that national and corporate interests were aligned, so that the common people would benefit. (A car for each German.) I know, the line dividing these concepts is thin, but in the case of ACTA, government is not so much defending the common good but more defending good old corporate friends.

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RE[4]: What.
by gnemmi on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 13:59 in reply to "RE[3]: What."
gnemmi Member since:
2006-08-17

"and can safely be called a fascist practice.

Disagreed. The nazis worked together with big corporations, but made sure that national and corporate interests were aligned, so that the common people would benefit. (A car for each German.) I know, the line dividing these concepts is thin, but in the case of ACTA, government is not so much defending the common good but more defending good old corporate friends.
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Disregarding the fact that fascism and nazism are two different things, you fail to realize that the only thing that "national and corporate interests were aligned" to was the best of the Führer's interest ... who was the incarnation of the National Socialist fatherland and _only_then_ it became the best interest of the common people. Letting alone the fact that that was the same common people (civilians) he send to death when Berlin fell.

In the National Socialist ideal, there was _nothing_ above the Führer's best interest and everything else could be sacrified ... like Berlin's civil population was ... the Third Reich could lack everything, except: the Führer.

Edited 2010-06-03 14:07 UTC

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