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Post New ACTA Draft Leaked • Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:36 pm
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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral trade agreement for establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement throughout the participating countries. Its proponents describe it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works." The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit goods, generic medicines, as well as "piracy over the Internet".

Critics argue ACTA is part of a broader strategy of venue shopping and policy laundering employed by the trade representatives of the US, EU, Japan, and other supporters of rigid intellectual property enforcement. This strategy entails negotiating for terms in international treaties that might prove too politically unpopular to pass in national assemblies. Similar terms and provisions currently appear in the World Customs Organization draft SECURE treaty, and critics have argued that the anticircumvention provisions of Title I of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act were similarly passed after policy laundering via treaties negotiated through the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The draft can be torrented from here: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5425059/

It pretty much states that the government can own your *Navi* if they suspect you of doing anything infringing copyright laws. They can force ISPs to give all information on you without a warrant, etc. Your thoughts?

The majority of people will never know about this because of all the secrecy surrounding it, and that coupled with the news's refusal to publicize it and beloved laws like the Patriot Act will turn our world into something very much like 1984 right under everybody's nose.

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