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Author Topic: ACTA: Copyright's answer to NAFTA  (Read 1046 times)
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Rumpy
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« on: June 11, 2008, 06:16:21 AM »

Well, this truly blows!  eek

 Posting this here because of political implications.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=ae997868-220b-4dae-bf4f-47f6fc96ce5e&p=1

If this passes, it's going to change a lot of things here. I truly hope this doesn't come to fruition.

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OTTAWA - The federal government is secretly negotiating an agreement to revamp international copyright laws which could make the information on Canadian iPods, laptop computers or other personal electronic devices illegal and greatly increase the difficulty of travelling with such devices.

The deal could also impose strict regulations on Internet service providers, forcing those companies to hand over customer information without a court order.

Called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the new plan would see Canada join other countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, to form an international coalition against copyright infringement.

The agreement is being structured much like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) except it will create rules and regulations regarding private copying and copyright laws.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008, 07:12:51 AM »

Holy crap...I don't even know how to respond to that.  I really hope this DOES NOT come into existence.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 11:53:55 PM »

/. article: http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/06/11/0213244.shtml
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