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: Call me contrarian...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 21:42 UTC in reply to "Call me contrarian..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

If you think either the TSA or ACTA will ever stop a terrorrist or criminal... I have a bridge to sell you.

On top of that, many of the things ACTA deems illegal are legal in my country.

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RE[2]: Call me contrarian...
by jackeebleu on Wed 5th Oct 2011 23:00 in reply to "RE: Call me contrarian..."
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

Funny, since no planes have blown up lately, TSA just might be considered some form of deterrent. Ask all the idiots that thought it was cool to pack a gun in their suitcases how the flight went.

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