Skip to comments.If You Thought SOPA Was Bad, Just Wait Until You Meet ACTA
Posted on 01/24/2012 9:08:22 AM PST by Nachum
When sites like Wikipedia and Reddit banded together for a major blackout January 18th, the impact was felt all the way to Washington D.C. The blackout had lawmakers running from the controversial anti-piracy legislation, SOPA and PIPA, which critics said threatened freedom of speech online.
Unfortunately for free-speech advocates, these pieces of legislation are not the only laws which threaten an open internet.
Few people have heard of ACTA, or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, but the provisions in the agreement appear quite similar to and more expansive than anything we saw in SOPA. Worse, the agreement spans virtually all of the countries in the developed world, including all of the EU, the United States, Switzerland and Japan.
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They won’t stop, will they?
Self-ping for later.
Thanks for the ping
Forget SOPA, Europe is about to ratify its bigger brother ACTA
Well... the article has nothing about what the actual concerns are with this thing. International enforcement of counterfeiting, whether products, brands or currencies, certainly is a good thing. What sort of threats are supposed to be in there?
The only bright side to ACTA is since it is a treaty with no controlling authority, I don’t really think cops are going to waste time enforcing it. It’s like trying to keep the ocean off the sand at the beach.
They have to pass it in order for us to find out what's in it....
Don’t worry, everyone go back to sleep.
Governments are threatening us with imprisonment and killing free speech, but it’s for our own good.
The videos are part of the article. You might want to go back and watch them.
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