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: What.
by woegjiub on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 03:46 UTC in reply to "What."
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

Have to agree here.
ACTA is an excellent example of capitalist business practice.

Capitalism = the rich hoarding money, and exploiting everyone, whilst churning out crap and producing artificial demand for said crap.

Sounds like ACTA to me.

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RE[2]: What.
by sorpigal on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 12:00 in reply to "RE: What."
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Only in the warped sense of that being what capitalism has sort of become.

ACTA is anti-capitalistic in that it doesn't let a company or product rise and fall purely on its merits in the market. Of course in the real world this rarely happens anyway, but ACTA exacerbates the problem enormously.

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RE[3]: What.
by JAlexoid on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 18:18 in reply to "RE[2]: What."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

ACTA is anti-capitalistic in that it doesn't let a company or product rise and fall purely on its merits in the market.


Capitalism has nothing to do with definition of the free market, that you are giving.

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