ACTA Treaty will take away hundreds of internet freedoms worldwide

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  1. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    ACTA is in the process of being made a law in the USA
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3804
    http://current.com/technology/92559693_acta-treaty-invading-privacy.htm

    Why should I care?

    Well, too bad. ACTA's about to a$$rape your human rights. They're going to end piracy, but go against the constitution in the process. This means it's time to say bye bye to your right to privacy.

    So, why should you be worried about ACTA?
    -It allows them to censor the internet.
    -It allows them to search your iPods and computers randomly without giving a reason.
    -It allows them to confiscate your iPods and computers without giving a reason
    -It allows them to monitor what you do online
    -It allows them to block websites deemed "unacceptable", without limit
    -It will ban p2p technology, like u*******
    -It will allow ISPs to PERMANENTLY Ban you from using the internet, without a trial.
    -It will allow arrests based on the content you search.
    -In a nutshell, they're basically taking your freedom and raping it in the ass.

    Our internets will be controlled and monitored, bent to the will of the rich corporations.

    Think about everything the internet has done for you. Are you going to stick up for it? Are you going to stop these greedy bastards from getting their way? Defend the internet, defend your rights, and fight back, don't be a p*ssy and just sit there saying it'll never get passed. Take action!

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    [What can I do to help?]

    Well, we've got some good news. With enough help from awesome people like you, we have a chance of stopping this treaty from going into play. Currently, our strategy is to bring as much publicity to the ACTA as possible. Keep in mind that ACTA is not a bill. It's a secretive treaty that nobody is supposed to know about in the first place. ACTA's advantage is the fact that the general public is oblivious of it. They know what they're doing is unconstitutional, so they are forced to hide it. Why else would it be so secretive? Why is it that all we know is whatever leaked information we can get our hands on? If it's as innocent as they're trying to make themselves out to be, then they would make everything public. This is why we need to take away one of their primary defenses, and reveal ACTA to the public for what it really is.

    So how, you may ask, can we go about doing this? Well, it's as obvious as you think it is. Tell your friends, spread the word, and do what you can to bring all the publicity you can to ACTA. Below are some fliers that you can print out.

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    There are some other ways you can help prevent ACTA, listed below.
    -Sign an anti-ACTA petition (http://bit.ly/bQeWeO)
    -Email the news press about it. (http://bit.ly/bSUcHH) *Be sure to write a thoughtful email, point out ACTA's disregards of the constitution, provide ample information, and use good grammar
    -Find your congressman [Americans] (http://bit.ly/4ACu1w)
    -Find your senator [Americans] (http://bit.ly/3UAs)
    -Find your labour MP [Britons] (http://bit.ly/aDoyoe)
    -Find your conservative MP [Britons] (http://bit.ly/PwuQl)
    -Find your MP [Canadians] (http://bit.ly/d2f2cm)
    -Find your MP [New Zealand] (http://bit.ly/9XHvzW)

    Credit goes to www.current.com.
  2. austers

    austers Well-Known Member

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    They've tried this sort of thing before, they've never been passed before they won't start now

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    Considering how p2p technology is legal.
  3. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    It's already been negotiated 10 times in secret international meetings. That's not being paranoid. That's just one of the few things the USA government has said about it.
    http://www.ustr.gov/acta

    And it's been brought to a senate subcommittee and will enter the USA senate if greenlit. And if the USA does something like this, odds are pretty good the EU and its allies will do it too.

    Also, unlike before, companies like Verison, Viacom, actors groups are lobbying US senators specifically for ACTA. Us internet vigilantes have "179%" less funds than they do.
    http://maplight.org/us-congress/bill/111-s-3804/874681/total-contributions
  4. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Oh well. Move to Canada and you can have all the privacy you need on a computer.
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    This would drive up internet costs a lot!
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    b777forever Well-Known Member

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    Good lord. Censoring the internet?
    This won't go well
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    Jordy CDS Banned

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    Wow why would they want to do this in the first place? To get assassinated by online pedophiles?
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    this is one big joke.
    been done before.
    it hasnt been passed.
    never will be passed.
    honestly, our government wont even care for such a thing. they already have secret programs to spy on people. well not "secret"
    but you get what i mean
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