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: Are we stupid or what?
by tomcat on Wed 5th Oct 2011 17:40 UTC in reply to "Are we stupid or what?"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Why do EU citizens let US try to enforce their stupid laws in EU?


Because there's a reciprocal benefit to both parties.

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RE[2]: Are we stupid or what?
by Soulbender on Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:42 in reply to "RE: Are we stupid or what?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Right, but only in the way that any extortion scheme has reciprocal benefits. You don't get your store trashed, we get some money...

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