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Anti-Piracy Law: UK Postpone Again Until 2014

The provisions of UK’s anti-piracy law (under the island’s Digital Economy Act) have been postponed again until 2014. The “three strike” graduate response system was designed to cut off repeat copyright infringers and file-sharers. Among the measures included within the three-strikes system, we find broadband limitations, but it is only applied as a final solution… Continue reading Anti-Piracy Law: UK Postpone Again Until 2014

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ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats) Reject ACTA

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have just announced that they will reject the controversial treaty called ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). “Although we unambiguously support the protection of intellectual property rights, we also champion fundamental rights and freedoms. We have serious concerns that ACTA does not strike the right balance,” announced Guy… Continue reading ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats) Reject ACTA

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CISPA; A Backdoor Bill For SOPA / PIPA?

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is a United States proposed law introduced on November 30, 2011 by U.S. Representative Michael Rogers (R-MI) and 29 co-sponsors (Companies). The bill would give the U.S. government additional options and resources to ensure the security of networks against attacks and enforce copyright and patents. The bill… Continue reading CISPA; A Backdoor Bill For SOPA / PIPA?

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June Deadline; To approve or disapprove ACTA.

” The European Parliament’s international trade committee has rejected a proposal by David Martin, an MEP who is drafting the Parliament’s position on ACTA. Martin wanted to ask the European Court of Justice for its opinion on the controversial anti-piracy treaty, but the committee decided yesterday that wasn’t needed and will now vote in June… Continue reading June Deadline; To approve or disapprove ACTA.

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Internet Censorship Thru Fear, Is Free Speech Dead?

Internet Censorship Thru Fear: Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations either at the behest of government or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in Self-Censorship on their own or… Continue reading Internet Censorship Thru Fear, Is Free Speech Dead?

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10 Myths About ‘ACTA’ – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

1. ACTA is a secret agreement. Negotiations were not transparent and conducted “behind closed doors”. The European Parliament was not fully informed. The text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is publicly available to all. The negotiations for ACTA were not different from negotiations on any other international agreement. It is a fact that such… Continue reading 10 Myths About ‘ACTA’ – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

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Action Against ACTA: 11 February 2012 – Join The Fight!

A controversial global treaty – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA for short –  which has the agreement of 22 European nations, has spurred protesters to declare 11 February 2012 a day of action, with protests happening in the US and all over Europe. The agreement is designed to fight the trade of counterfeit goods,… Continue reading Action Against ACTA: 11 February 2012 – Join The Fight!