If SOPA was bad enough, you'll hate ACTA...

edited February 2012 in Spurious Generalities
Yeah that's right, there's another bill out there which will threaten basically any country in the world if they choose to sign it. The main problem is that a lot of people think that now SOPA/PIPA is out of the way, we've won. Well, that's not the case as ACTA threatens us from within the shadows. Spread the word! Here's a bit more information...



And of course, keep an eye on the ACTA subreddit.


  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited January 2012
    Wow, how many do we have to STOP in order to retain our Internet freedom this is bullshit.
  • chippychippy <b style="color:pink;">Global Moderator</b>
    edited January 2012
    This will continue till they get control. It's a foregone conclusion I think.
  • SlartibartfastSlartibartfast Global Moderator -__-
    edited January 2012
    This one's been on the radar for a while now. Some people i know from the pirate party keep yammering on about it.

    It looks like it's going to get through the EU. It's too late to do anything about it now. I'm always a little blase on these laws because they're completely unenforcable, I see them as a display of stupidity more than a threat.

    The only way we're going to stop this sort of thing from happening is if we (the other side) take proactive steps and pressure politicians to listen to the other side. This means lobbies.

    The idea that we can somehow just oppose everything and win is a niave one, we need to set our own agenda and fight back with legislation.

    "Don't touch our internet" is destined to fail because it puts us on the defence and the attack is infinite. In essence we need politicians to regulate to non-regulation of the internet.

    You should Join:
    The EFF. http://www.eff.org and your local pirate party (arr!)
  • fagfag Regular
    edited January 2012
    Maybe we should just start our own internet.

    We can call it...Outernet
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited February 2012
    If ACTA was bad enough, you'll hate this...
    "This bill would begin to arm us for battle in a war against the cyber mayhem that is being waged against us by our nation's enemies, organized criminal gangs, and terrorists who would use the Internet against us as surely as they turned airliners into guided missiles," Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., one of the bill's sponsors, said in a statement.

    Well, Facebook no longer needs to be the scapegoat when it comes to harvesting your personal information and doing nefarious things with it. Now, thanks to the House of Representatives, you can look forward to "a broad swath of ISPs and other private entities" collecting your personal data and sharing it with "the government, other businesses, or "any other entity" so long as it's for a vaguely-defined "cybersecurity purpose."

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