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[News] The ACTA Conspiracy Kicks Out People Who Are Not "True Believers"

  • Subject: [News] The ACTA Conspiracy Kicks Out People Who Are Not "True Believers"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 12:10:56 +0000
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Activist ejected from "public" meeting on secret copyright treaty for tweeting

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| The latest round of negotiations over the Anti 
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA -- a 
| secret treaty that contains provisions 
| requiring nations to wiretap the Internet, 
| force ISPs to spy on users, search laptops at 
| the border, and disconnect whole households 
| from the net on the basis of mere accusation 
| of copyright infringement) is just kicking off 
| in Mexico, and activists from around Mexico 
| and the world have converged on the meeting to 
| demand transparent, public negotiations of 
| this critical treaty.


'Public' Consultation Over ACTA In Mexico Almost Required NDAs, Blogger Removed For Tweeting

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| The room, then, was mostly industry people, 
| who were apparently concerned as to why 
| everyday citizens were in attendance, and they 
| even booed a lawyer who questioned the human 
| rights angle. As for Geraldine, she tried 
| twittering the event, and the industry folks 
| demanded she leave (and had a guard escort her 
| out). It's almost like they're trying to make 
| themselves into a caricature of businesses 
| plotting to harm the public.



Adding up the explanations for ACTA's "shameful secret"

,----[ Quote ]
| Why is an intellectual property treaty being
| negotiated in the name of the US public kept
| quiet as a matter of national security and
| treated as "some shameful secret"?
| Solid information on the Anti-Counterfeiting
| Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been hard to come
| by, but Google on Monday hosted a panel
| discussion on ACTA at its DC offices. Much of
| the discussion focused on transparency, and
| why there's so little of it on ACTA, even from
| an administration that has made transparency
| one of its key goals.

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