Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 13:31 UTC
Legal A few days ago, several countries signed ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. As you are probably aware, ACTA was drafted up in secret, and is basically Obama/Biden's attempt to impose the US' draconian pro-big business/big content protection laws on the rest of the world ('sign it, or else'). The European Parliament still has to vote on it, and as such, Douwe Korff, professor of international law at the London Metropolitan University, and Ian Brown senior research fellow at the University of Oxford, performed a 90-page study, with a harsh conclusion: ACTA violates fundamental human rights.
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Correction
by zizban on Tue 4th Oct 2011 15:18 UTC
zizban
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2005-07-06

This treaty was started during the Bush/Cheney administration. It was continued under Obama.

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RE: Correction
by looncraz on Tue 4th Oct 2011 16:21 in reply to "Correction"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Correction:

The groundwork was laid by Clinton, accelerated under Bush at first (before stalling), and continued under Obama.

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RE[2]: Correction
by zizban on Tue 4th Oct 2011 16:31 in reply to "RE: Correction"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

I thought it started under Clinton but I wasn't 100% sure.

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