ACTA goes public


5 Responses to “ACTA goes public”

  1. snsr says:

    @Anon 1 – One of the most concerning aspects of the ACTA is an increase in secondary liability for online service providers. This means ISPs, web hosts, web sites, etc. can be held criminally liable for the actions of their users. There also may be a provision for preemptive injunctions against hosts/sites/users -> taking people offline *BEFORE* they have infringed upon someone else’s copyright.

    It amounts to wholesale censorship of protected speech, by private parties. Absolutely fucking insane.

    Leaked text of the ACTA:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have a link to this document?

  3. zandar says:

    “Countries will be allowed to force ISPs to “terminate or prevent an infringement” and they can pass laws “governing the removal or disabling of access to information. So, basically, Internet disconnection and website blocking.”

    Does preventing infringement mean blocking net access proactively? What I’ve read doesn’t really say.

    The industry is practically doing everything it can to drive consumers to piracy. Why don’t they just make the consumption of all art illegal and be done with it. That’s the only way they can make absolutely sure no infringing is taking place.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Anyone have a link or site that explains in clear layman’s speech what ACTA and the Digital Economy Bill mean for Joe Public? I’m trying to educate some of my friends but I’m having some difficulty converting all the legalese into something a little more quick and easy to understand.

  5. thequickbrownfox says:

    Three strikes and you’re out, of the Interwebz, that is.

    The Tally-ban control of the modern media landscape.

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