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

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____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 26 Jan 2010 18:10 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Activist ejected from "public" meeting on secret copyright treaty for
>> tweeting
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| 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.
>> `----
>> http://www.boingboing.net/2010/01/22/activist-ejected-fro.html
> We really need something which looks a lot more like global governance,
> as this is a "divide and conquer" strategy from a series of companies
> using time-expired business models and aiming to abuse the international
> legal processes to hold up their ailing models.
>> 'Public' Consultation Over ACTA In Mexico Almost Required NDAs, Blogger
>> Removed For Tweeting
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| 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.
>> `----
>> http://techdirt.com/articles/20100122/1026457875.shtml
> Booed?  Once upon a time, governments were intended to represent people,
> all people.

See this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M5GK9Na8KU

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