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ACTA: An Outdated Agreement That Must Be Rejected

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ACTA's bias and lack of legitimacy should compel the legislative bodies of the negotiating countries to strongly oppose its ratification and acknowledge the necessity to reform patent and copyright law.

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Alvaro asks 9 questions to the Commission about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency

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Alexander Alvaro (ALDE) has asked 9 questions about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency, or the access by the INTA committee to the drafts documents. He is also asking about changes to substantive patent law (read software patents here).

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More Countries React To ACTA; Brazil Says ACTA Is Illegitimate

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A Brazilian official said that the agreement was not legitimate, negotiated by a closed group without considering all of the issues at play.

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"Final" Version of ACTA Must be Rejected as a Whole

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By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves.

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Near-Final ACTA Text is a Counterfeit of Democracy

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The release of this text should not give the illusion of transparency by hiding the fact that the whole negotiation process was carried on out of public scrutiny. Moreover, ACTA could profoundly alter the Internet ecosystem by turning technical intermediaries into a copyright police of the Net.

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Gallo report adopted: A stab in the back of citizens' freedoms

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The Gallo report is an illustration of the will of the entertainment industry to try to impose private copyright police and justice of the Net

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European Parliament Vs. ACTA: Rejection is the only option

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ACTA aims at circumventing democracy to impose now and later repressive legislation through secret negotiations. The European Parliament now has a unique occasion to firmly oppose it.

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European Parliament passes anti-ACTA declaration

http://arstechnica.com

Today 377 members of the European Parliament adopted a written declaration on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in which they demand greater transparency, assert that ISPs should not up end being liable for data sent through their networks, and say that ACTA "should not force limitations upon judicial due process

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ACTA Action: Call on Obama to end the secrecy, reject the treaty

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The US government still hasn't gotten the message. President Obama and his administration are blocking release of the full text of ACTA. They don't want the public to know what the negotiators are up to, because they know we wouldn't stand for it.

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Delivering the ACTA petition: Sign before Thursday to have your voice heard!

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"A month ago, we published a statement against ACTA and asked for your signatures in support. Over 3,000 of you joined us in calling on ACTA negotiators to either dramatically change the agreement or drop it all together..."

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ACTA leaks - but secret squirrel stays secret

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Just who is the bad apple at the ACTA negotiations, excluding the public and forcing discussions between the parties to be held in secret?

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Could the EU walk away from ACTA?

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Over the past week, I have had several posts on ACTA in the wake of the most recent leaked text, including a scorecard on the major remaining areas of disagreement, one assessing the growing rift between the U.S. and E.U., Canadian positions on ACTA, the changed U.S. position on anti-circumvention rules, and a look at geographical indications, a key issue for the EU.

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Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

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As the mission of the Free Software Foundation is to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all free software users, they also have to defend against ill-conceived and misguided laws.

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WD12 on ACTA: It's the Final Countdown!

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Anyone can give a call to the non-signatories and urge them to sign before Thursday 13h00. Thursday will be the last day for signing WD12.

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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

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A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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