March 14, 2010, 12:08am
Lock up your iPods. LOL.
In a nutshell, if passed, this act allows Governments to seize equipment holding material that breaches copyright provisions - i.e. you have an illegal MP3, they can take your MP3 player.
ACTA is currently being refined and the leaked memo was never meant to see the light of day.
Interesting to see which countries want to keep this quiet - shame Denmark, shame.
March 14, 2010, 1:48am
These organizations are like a virus.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a multilateral treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement that did not enter into force. The agreement aims to establish an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet, and would create a new governing body outside existing forums, such as the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Or...
The leaked document includes a provision to [b]force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide information about suspected copyright infringers without a warrant,[/b] something which many feel should not be lawful, making it easier for the record industry to sue music file sharers and for officials to shut down non-commercial BitTorrent websites such as The Pirate Bay.
This isn’t in the USA yet, is it? Just Denmark?
Or does it affect the US?
Either way…it makes me a bit grumpy. >:(
March 14, 2010, 4:01pm
For an explanation of ACTA see: [url=http://www.eff.org/issues/acta]
Issues | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Something very similar in France, called “Hadopi”:
The French HADOPI law or Creation and Internet law (French: Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des droits d'auteur sur Internet, pronounced [ot‿ɔtɔʁite puʁ la difyzjɔ̃ dɛz‿œvʁ e la pʁɔtɛksjɔ̃ de dʁwa d‿otœʁ syʁ ɛ̃tɛʁnɛt]; or, loosely in English, "Supreme Authority for the Distribution of Works and Protection of Copyright on the Internet") was introduced during 2009, providing what is known as a graduated response as a means to encourage compliance with copyright laws. Th...
Funny that in belgium now some political parties are thinking about making downloading legal… 88)
March 14, 2010, 10:10pm
yep … i live en belgium and i think it sucks!
made laugh : :P0l
March 15, 2010, 1:01am
Europe trashes ACTA as Obama praises it
Hey hey, it aint so bad ;). At least we have the “rustige vastheid” instead of the “■■■■ OUR GOVERNEMENT UP” Dutchmen
Just read that, I’m happy that it should now be discussed in public, but then again, will it change the outcome ?
April 9, 2010, 5:09am
The inmates are running the asylum!
I read intreasting articles just like that on
April 11, 2010, 12:04am
It gets funnier and funnier!
The last straw was when
it was revealed that Stephen Timms –- the minister for Digital Britain – was under the impression that "IP address" referred to "intellectual property", rather than internet protocol. Expect him to appear on Fail Blog any time soon.
More good reading here:
TalkTalk, definitely one of the better UK ISPs
- YouTube — Movie Piracy - It’s a crime, by the Australian government.
I saw this comment: “WOULD YOU DOWNLOAD A CAR?”
April 14, 2010, 12:31am
US government finally admits most piracy estimates are bogus
Now lets see how the ‘entertainment industry’ get’s out of that one!
I hope, once the election is over, that someone in the ‘elected’ British Government sees some sense, but I doubt it.
It seems to be signed by 8 nations :o