Originally posted on Plato on-line:
Why pass a law when you can pass a global treaty?
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been in the works for several years, but back in October of last year they completed a final draft.
Now that it appears SOPA and PIPA (internet censorship bills before the U.S. Congress) appear to be stalled for the moment, they are now going full steam ahead with ACTA.
ACTA appears to be just as bad for the internet, but goes a good deal further than just the internet…
How to act against ACTA
‘ACTA is one more offensive against the sharing of culture on the Internet. ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). Negotiated instead of being democratically debated, ACTA bypasses parliaments and international organizations to dictate a repressive…
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