ACTA= Anti Counterfeiting Agreement
This is what they came up with when SOPA/PIPA didn’t pass!!! This isn’t quite as bad as SOPS/PIPA, but it’s still up there, if The Powers That Be who will from here on out be referred to as TPTB ……….. can take out such a huge site such as MegaUpload without this act in place ……. I would say they don’t even need it in place!!
Hello people there are already laws against pirating anything, if people were going to listen they would listen to the big ole FBI warning that came up in front of a movie!!! This isn’t going to stop piracy, it’ll only make things less free for most people who use the internet.
The main problem with this treaty is that all the negotiations are done secretly. Leaked documents show that one of the major goal of the treaty is to force signatory countries into implementing anti file-sharing policies under the form of three-strikes schemes and net filtering practices.
What is ACTA? “ACTA” is the abbreviation of the planned plurilateral trade agreement “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement”. The participating states resp. supra-national bodies state that the aim is to intensify the fight against product piracy. The agreement shall help to battle the supposedly increasing problem of product piracy. The secret negotiations are held since 2008 and should come to an end this year. The 38 participants include Switzerland, the USA, the EU, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordany, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.
They are voting on this tomorrow!!!