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22 January 2012 @ 11:09 am
The fiasco continues  

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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小鬼 boo on January 22nd, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
thanks for posting this!
38 on January 22nd, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
o_o
I'mma reblog this.
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for spreading the word!
Mry eska_rina on January 22nd, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
shared.
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Marie kimoto on January 22nd, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
It's so damn scary
Alex electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Seriously :(
I've also heard there is a similar agreement in the works for Pacific Rim countries, but I don't have info on that, unfortunately =/
la, zeitgeist!: [tv] family guy stewie zeitgeistic on January 23rd, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
Will you add a repost button for this please?
Alex electricdruid on January 23rd, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I'd love to but I've no idea how. Link me to instructions?
Alex electricdruid on January 23rd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Done, thank you :)
la, zeitgeist!: [hp] dementor zeitgeistic on January 23rd, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
ty!
sarkasmuz sarkasmuz on January 23rd, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
totally sharing this on my lj, facebook, homepage, forum, everything
Alex electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for spreading the word!
treenahasthaal: Rosie treenahasthaal on January 23rd, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Shared....
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
crowdaughter: Crowdaughter crowdaughter on January 24th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Found this on the journal of a friend and shared. They are scheduled tpo pass this in the European Union at the 26th of January. I shall try to call my representatives in the European Parliament about this, for whatever good it does.
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your help!
mystizan: Dark side cookies mystizan on January 24th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Shared! Any plans for how to oppose it?
mystizan: Castle: fearless dojo mystizan on January 25th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
No problem. I'll add these links to my post.
Saku: fire arizonaicerose on January 24th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Shared on FB and livejournal. We must stop this!
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for spreading the word!
Shido seshido on January 25th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
re-posted
Alex: Anonymous electricdruid on January 25th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Claire yumimum on January 27th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC)
The number who'd signed was rising really quickly yesterday. Guess the news is spreading.
curse_of_avalon curse_of_avalon on February 2nd, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Reblogged!