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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Start collecting signatures on ACTA declaration!
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>> | The written declaration 12/2010 regarding
>> | the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
>> | (ACTA) is now open for signatures. It has
>> | to be signed within three months by more
>> | than half of the Members of the European
>> | Parliament (MEPs). It is a great
>> | opportunity for the European Parliament to
>> | prove its commitment to protecting
>> | fundamental rights and freedoms. Every EU
>> | citizen concerned about ACTA and the
>> | preservation of an open Internet can
>> | participate1 by getting in touch with MEPs2
>> | and urging them to sign the written
>> | declaration.
> Politicians should show their teeth and
> tear up ACTA and tell them to start again, this time
> with public consultation and involvement.
> The very nature of digital media, rights, fair use
> and limitations of use is being eroded by new technology
> and we have to move on instead of trying to lock up
> everyone and everything. There is so much content available now
> that copyrights should be limited after 3 years
> and eliminated after 5 years to reduce the
> number of people being put through the courts.
> Courts have better things to do than pamper to
> greedy studios and rich pop stars.
I got this one an hour ago:
"@glynmoody: Obama Reiterates Support For Finishing ACTA - http://bit.ly/bLNChc whoops -
out of step again... #obama #acta #eu "
Wonderful. At least you know which sovereign nations benefit?
~~ Best of wishes
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