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Secret IP treaty to be discussed this week in Tokyo

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Jul 2008 16:21 User comments (7)

Secret IP treaty to be discussed this week in Tokyo The G8 Summit began today in Tokyo, Japan. Among the topics expected to be discussed is the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty proposal drafted in secret primarily by the office of the US Trade Representative and legislators from Californiia. Not surprisingly, the California lawmakers are well known for supporting just about any legislation that increases the term or scope of copyright or strengthens penaitles for infringement.
Despite some attention from websites like Afterdawn, public interest groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and news publications in Canada we don't really know anything more now than we did when a draft of the proposal was first published by the watchdog site Wikileaks.

Besides suggesting the controversial move of making law enforcement responsible for investigating and prosecuting intellectual property infringement, the proposal has come under fire for the exclusive group of countries included in the initial discussions. Unlike the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or World Trade Organization (WTO), every member of the G8 have businesses that derive a significant amount of revenue from intellectual property.

Although representatives of non-G8 countries will be in attendance at the summit, with the secrecy surrounding the entire issue of the ACTA treaty there's no way to know whether any of them will be consulted or even briefed on any relevant discussions. In fact the description on the event's official website is merely a mention that "protection of intellectual property rights" will be "discussed."

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7 user comments

17.7.2008 17:28
nobrainer
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Any "secret" meeting for the good of the people is "not" good for the common ppl only the corporations and tax man.

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27.7.2008 18:04

Lets hope the CP black boots wear soft soles so they don't feel anything' when they break the backs of the consumers they are walking on.

I say boycott the industry and take what you can before they make infringement equal to murder...

38.7.2008 1:11
susieqbbb
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And this is suppose to help how???

Most police especially around here in seattle washington sit on there fat butt's eating donuts and don't investigate jack.

My freind had a warrent out for his arrest and the cops let him go 17 times before hauling him in.

so how does investigations by police help anything.

48.7.2008 12:03

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
And this is suppose to help how???

Most police especially around here in seattle washington sit on there fat butt's eating donuts and don't investigate jack.

My freind had a warrent out for his arrest and the cops let him go 17 times before hauling him in.

so how does investigations by police help anything.
What there saying is if your caught Trading Copyrighted material, they can use a any means necessary to bring you in, Tear Gas Door breaches Tazers, unnecessary use of violence, not only that it prevents the consumer from counter suing the RIAA or MPAA's watchdog systems, when you investigate somebody IP address, its like stealing somebody's mail. It's an illegal System that the RIAA uses to Find people sharing if this bill is passed it would no longer be illegal to use. and we would no longer be able to counter sue.

and the United States as power hungry as it is right now, this bill will be passed,

58.7.2008 14:56

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
And this is suppose to help how???

Most police especially around here in seattle washington sit on there fat butt's eating donuts and don't investigate jack.

My freind had a warrent out for his arrest and the cops let him go 17 times before hauling him in.

so how does investigations by police help anything.
it doesn't need to be enforceable 100% of the time just 50% to parade dark sheeple to the slaughter house to keep everyone else in line.

68.7.2008 23:06
Efreedom
Inactive

So use the IP of others. Become as criminal as the organisations you decide to oppose.

They cannot pass worldwide laws which overturn individual sovereign states citizens rights and charters. Your local laws always have precidence over any outside imposed ruling by a junta.

You are not alone in your alarm at current events around the world. Join or support EFF in our campaign for basic rights and freedoms to be preserved. http://www.eff.org/

714.7.2008 12:11

They tried to get something like this going in the US last Sept and was blown out of the water. I guess that is why this one is secret. Maybe the US scum will be more bold this time. The elections will be over.

I wrote lots of politicians as different people.

I made the point. Most pirates are students with ipods. If the parents have to kill the internet due to fear that they might go to jail or at least punished for something their kids did their education would suffer. This kind of law hurts the country just to put a few dollars in the very greedy media compaines pockets. I don't need a puppit representing me!

You need to write your official if this ever comes to head.

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