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27 January 2012 @ 03:30 pm
In light of all of the recent SOPA talk here, I thought this might be of interest  
Originally posted by kidkai at In light of all of the recent SOPA talk here, I thought this might be of interest

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Link to Petition (ty to killzmeded)

Also, please remove my name from the top of the auto-generated post script if you repost this. I didn't know it did that.
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damigella (dami): facepalmdamigella_314 on January 27th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Do you know any link for a European petition? Both the EU as such and most of its member states have signed this f***ing yesterday. And the press has kept incredibly quiet. Luckily, it still has to be approved by the EU Parliament and by the national Parliaments, but if we don't do anything it will be.
Laurenedb01_french on January 27th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
There are one European petition (It is already signed to +556 000), here a link:
>>> http://www.avaaz.org/fr/eu_save_the_internet_fr/?vl <<<

I don't know if SOPA (backwards is A Piece Of Shit) is already dead or not..
damigella (dami)damigella_314 on January 27th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for finally giving a convincing explanation of SOPA :) and for the multilanguage link.
Laurene: House - Cane spin [animated]db01_french on January 27th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
You're welcome~! ^^
Ms Dref: Heroes - just another bad daydref22 on January 27th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
SOPA is dead for now (even Obama openly said he was against it), but this ACTA shit is global...UGH.
Laurene: Tom Hiddleston - Dance Dance [animated]db01_french on January 27th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Really? That's good news! If Obama are with us, he can easily stop the ACTA... i guess. xP