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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RE: Correction
by looncraz on Tue 4th Oct 2011 16:21 UTC in reply to "Correction"
looncraz
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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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RE[3]: Correction
by JAlexoid on Tue 4th Oct 2011 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I'm pretty sure that neither of them actually were the originators nor were they pushing it through...
The real puppet-masters are the global media conglomerates. Vivendi being the French one...

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