[Foundation-l] ACTA analysis?

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 02:33:17 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> ..
> One does well to follow Michael Geist's blogs on this
> [http://www.michaelgeist.ca/ here].  He has been on top of this issue since
> it started, and provides links to developments on his left sidebar.
> ACTA is probably more damaging outside the US than within because it imposes
> US views in other countries without any of the due process that would
> normally be available to US persons. The entire agreement is a trade
> agreement which only happens to have copyright as a major content element.
> It seeks to protect the interests of American business.  By framing the
> issues in terms of "trade" and "enforcement", it ignores how seriously
> fucked-up copyright law has become.


33,765 votes so far.


If I understand correctly, Obama has issued an executive order
approving ACTA, but that executive order is suppressed as a state
secret.  And the administration hasnt given it a number because there
are no gaps in the numbering of Obama's EO list..?


And in the EU,

'Kader Arif, the "rapporteur" for ACTA, has quit that role in disgust
over the process behind getting the EU to sign onto ACTA.'


John Vandenberg

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