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ACTA calls to urgently rethink patents and copyright (open letter)

http://www.laquadrature.net

Whatever the final text will be after the next negotiation rounds, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will remain an illegitimate agreement, by its elaboration process (beyond any democratic control) as well as its content (further strengthening of an outdated set of legislation).

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FSF calls for ACTA fight

http://www.theinquirer.net

A SECRET TREATY that will see the governments of the world hand over control to the music and film industries is being challenged by open sourcerors.

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Support a firm, simple declaration against ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

"...Cancel ACTA entirely. Although parts of it are not objectionable, they are secondary to ACTA's threat to our freedom. Unless we are sure that the repressive aspects of ACTA are blocked, the main significance of ACTA is as a threat to society. Killing ACTA would be a fine way to get rid of this threat..."

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Why The Firm, Simple Declaration Against ACTA - by Richard Stallman

http://www.fsf.org

"ACTA, a treaty designed to attack the rights of computer users in some 40-odd countries -- and others later -- is encountering increasing opposition. ACTA threatens, in a disguised way, to punish Internet users with disconnection if they are accused of sharing, and requires countries to prohibit software that can break Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), also known as digital handcuffs.."

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FSF says: Take a stand with us for freedom, against ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, June 16, 2010 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today published a new declaration calling for rejection of ACTA unless key changes to protect the public's freedom are made, and is asking people around the world to add their names in support before the next round of negotiations on the treaty happen in Switzerland at the end of this month..."

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ACTA Versus Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Opinions on the emergence of the ACTA text and what it means to Free software, as well as other aspects of decreasingly-free life

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ACTA Draft Text Released: (Nearly) Same As It Ever Was

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

Public pressure has helped make ACTA marginally better, but the release of text confirms many of the fears regarding the substance of the treaty.

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ACTA arrives (still bad, but a tiny bit better)

http://arstechnica.com

How will ACTA be used? Probably in the same way that the DMCA has been used: as a worldwide stick to beat through a US-centric version of copyright and IP law.

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ACTA: threats to Free Software

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Today with the first public release of ACTA, the effects the international agreement will have on Free Software appear to be dangerous for its development and its distribution. First, by extending infringements proceedings and criminal offences to a broad scope of “intellectual property” including software patents.

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ACTA Text To Be Released on April 21

http://www.eff.org

The 8th round of negotiations on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement wrapped-up in New Zealand last week, with negotiators announcing that the ACTA text will be made public next Wednesday, April 21.

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Will Europe let dogmatists write the future of copyright?

http://www.laquadrature.net

The draft Gallo report on "Enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market" contains the entertainment industry's wishlist for the future of copyright policy: extra-judicial sanctions turning internet service providers into a private copyright police.

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Will ACTA end the purchase of foreign titles by libraries?

http://blog.librarylaw.com

With the release of leaked versions of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, opposition to the drafting process continues to grow.

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Anti-Citizen Tyranny Agreement (ACTA) Negotiations VIdeo

http://boycottnovell.com

Yesterday's session at Brussels, discussing the "Anti-Citizen Tyranny Agreement"

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Your life will some day end; ACTA will live on

http://arstechnica.com

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) isn't just another secret treaty - it's a way of life. If ACTA passes in anything like its current form, it will create an entirely new international secretariat to administer and extend the agreement.

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Australia comes clean on ACTA role

http://www.itnews.com.au

"Clean" is a relative term when dealing with forked-tongue politicians and it's not entirely clear whether DFAT has Foreign Minister, Swan, or Trade Minister, Crean, responsible for dealing with ACTA. Note DFAT links on page.

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