Tag Archives: ACTA

ACTA in UK: 10 years in jail for a download?

RT UK web surfers have caught a grim glimpse of the future with Internet users being threatened with 10 years in jail for “illegal downloading” after a prominent music file-sharing site was shut down shortly after Britain signed the notorious … Continue reading

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Beyond SOPA: ACTA, WIPO, and the Global Copyfight

Source: Michael Geist Keynote address at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on January 27, 2012 that discusses the role of digital activism in countering bills like SOPA and the ongoing copyfight over the use of WIPO, ACTA, and … Continue reading

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EU’s Top Official quits saying ACTA is secretive, un-democratic masquerade

Source: BigBrotherWatch In a remarkable resignation statement, the man responsible for the EU’s ACTA negotiations has resigned, blasting the document as secrative and un-democratic. Kader Arif, rapporteur for ACTA in the European Parliament quit his role as rapporteur saying: ”I … Continue reading

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