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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Global Expansion Of ACTA Intends To Strip Us Of Our Rights And Privacy

Global Expansion Of ACTA Intends To Strip Us Of Our Rights And Privacy

Global Expansion Of ACTA Intends To Strip Us Of Our Rights And Privacy

Added: Monday, December 14th, 2009
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:File Sharing, Anti Piracy, ET, Extra Torrent, p2p, Peer To Peer, Torrent Index, BitTorrent, .torrent, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent.com, ACTA, bittorrent protocol, vuze, bitlord, anti counterfeiting trade agreement, anti p2p, file sharing via bittorrent, extra torrent site
There's a driving force behind copyright protections and anti-counterfeiting these days, going by the name the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which in part is becoming a global organization. They have power in various nations, and are pushing for worldwide domination of the "industry" known as Anti-Piracy. The name alone is recognized worldwide, and feared by many.

This group has a long history in the battle for copyright supremacy, with legitimate claims which expand across the globe. Their objective or recent negotiations are to create a new state of the art finalized agreement, between nations, to prevent the counterfeiting and piracy which they claim are ruining the industries of periodicals and entertainment.

They've worked side by side with the United states, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Switzerland. An impressive "coalition" of member states, which total up to 27 various nations.

They have a message which they state they intend to insist the governments around the world to more efficiently and effectively fight the proliferation of pirated goods which in effect undermine legitimate trade and sustainable development of the world's economic stature. They have battled organized criminal trade of fake products.

Many of the member states which claim relations with the ACTA, all have their own chapters written for themselves, of the "Enforcement Of Intellectual Property Rights" act. The U.S. Free Trade Agreements commission helped to publish these charters, which were agreed upon by individual nations to best suit their agenda.

Many have wondered why now they have decided to delve into the world of anti-peer to peer communications and file sharing. The reason is simple, the other global organizations, have been exposed for corruption and illegitimate claims against them. So now, the U.S. "invented" global organization, periodically supplied and financed by Hollywood producers, and United States citizen taxpayer dollars, have moved into the place as the lead foundation to combat file sharing.

In fact, the internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is kept mainly secret, due to the refusal of the U.S. President Obama's Administration to disclose the details do to "national security" risks. Unfortunately for this scheme of corruption, and fortunately for each of us, it's been leaked onto the endless realm of the internet.

Michael Geist, the Obama Administration's public "puppet", has been quoted as saying that "Despite the efforts to combat leaks, infor­ma­tion on the Internet chapter has begun to emerge (just as they did with the other ele­ments of the treaty)" which is merely a sign that the people of the world, not the corporations, will undoubtedly uncover the truth, regardless of how shrouded in darkness the world leaders attempt to make it.

He went on to add the following:

Michael Geist wrote:
1. Baseline oblig­a­tions inspired by Article 41 of the TRIPs which focuses on the enforce­ment of intel­lec­tual prop­erty.
2. A require­ment to estab­lish third-party lia­bility for copy­right infringe­ment.
3. Restrictions on lim­i­ta­tions to 3rd party lia­bility (ie. lim­ited safe har­bour rules for ISPs).
4. Anti-circumvention leg­is­la­tion that estab­lishes a WIPO+ model by adopting both the WIPO Internet Treaties and the lan­guage cur­rently found in U.S. free trade agree­ments that go beyond the WIPO treaty require­ments.
5. Rights Management pro­vi­sions, also mod­eled on U.S. free trade treaty language.

One big downside to his statements, is that the fourth "rule" intends to undermine the ability to reverse-engineer technology, computer testing of various forms of software, and is a direct violation of one's privacy.

The treaty sadly does not end there, it has more than one provision which state that it "includes statutory damage, search and seizure powers for border patrol, anti-camcording rules and regulations, and the actual requirement for mandatory disclosure of personal information", all of which are defeating the purpose of the United State's own constitutional "Bill Of Rights", which are multi-century old protections for the people of the nation.

Now they feel they can reform and combat piracy by removing those rights from the citizens? Amazing. Even more amazing is that they intend to spread these measures and rulings globally, hidden within a "trade agreement" that the people of the world cannot themselves view? Outrageous as it may be, it's a reality.

I thought George W. Bush was a dictator in presidential clothing, with all of the rights of the people they intended to crush and destroy, but in essence, the regime of the Obama rule, has far greater persecution of the people than the previous administration once had shown the world, and this time, it's being done behind closed doors.

Sadly the people, or the majority, have no clue what's even going on here. Even if they did want to know, most of it is considered classified, and world leaders are meeting in secret conferences to enact these lists of treason upon the people. All that this is doing, is limiting the innovation of the internet, and destroying the capability of member states to evolve and create new and efficient forms of technology for the greater good of mankind.

Some of the "Top Secret" leaked data I'll gladly post below for you to see. Some in the United States Congress, Republican Leaders, have stated that they want to shut down any website that re-posts the following material. Another sign of the hypocrisy of government, and how it intends to censor each of us. I for one am not afraid, because knowledge is power, and you have a right to know what you're government(s) are up to. Most of you have the power to vote, and the power to remove them from office, because they "say" your vote really counts.

Here is an excerpt of the "Classified" data which was leaked:
ACTA Copyright wrote:
* * That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.

* * That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.

* * That the whole world must adopt US-style "notice-and-takedown" rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused -- again, without evidence or trial -- of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.

* * Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)

Excuse my truthfulness, but the above "treaty" to help benefit the battle against "piracy", is only a cover up to be able to control the citizens rights on the internet, interfere with file sharing, and give government oversight to a new found commission to limit what you are able to do online or with technology.

In other words, the corporations which "claim" to be "losing profits" from the acts of piracy, are paying the government, as they always do, to write up new laws and regulations and push the rest of the world to follow it. I thought the government was supposed to protect the interests of the little people? Not that I actually believed it, but that's what their supposed to do right? Right. Too bad they never do what they're "supposed" to do, and only do what benefits those with money and power.

If I didn't live in Antarctica, and lived in the United States, I'd probably NOT vote for any politician from any major political party. The only interests they represent are those of which line their pockets with gold and paper.

Sadly, too many people have no clue of the reality which is going on. Without the internet, it would be impossible for you to even hear the truth. I'm sure you won't hear the truth from the major media outlets of the world, FOX news, SKY media, NBC, CBS, ABC, amongst others. Considering that 99.9% of those "media" outlets only report news and periodicals which also benefit their corporate interests and investments in the same branches of industry such as entertainment which they have a size-able financial stake in.

If you owned a news magazine and a production company, and the big story was about the corruption going on behind the scenes to help minimize the losses of the production companies, you probably wouldn't run a story that could in effect shut down the efforts of your production company to increase it's revenues, now would you? Of course not. You have to protect your financial interests, and make anyone who stands in the way of that appear as a "madman" or a criminal. That's just how the world turns folks.

My very good friend, whom I have a great deal of respect for, and interviewed in the past, My. Jake Daynes, the Leader of the Pirate Party of Canada, has written an article about this matter stating the following:
Jake Daynes wrote:
ACTA: Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
November 27th, 2009 at 4:18am

ACTA, The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A secret international treaty that a dozen countries are already on board for, Canada and the US included.

Negotiations have consistently been kept secret from both the public and directly elected politicians such as national parliaments. This practice is overly corrosive to democracy and is corrupting global society. The content of the treaty is with corporate lobbyists primarily connected to intellectual property rights industries, going under the name of cleared advisors, but the process respects neither the input of the public, nor other affected stakeholders such as ISPs. Effectively, a small part of parties affected by the treaty are allowed to give feedback and input on the text, something otherwise denied even members of parliaments.

The involved government figures are trying to create legislation and bypass any public review, knowing that they have academic consensus against them, and that once the treaty is signed it will be extremely hard to reverse!

Other contries will then be pressured into signing the treaty, but they will not have had any part in writing or ammending it. The treaty will strongly limit civil liberties, especially regarding access to knowledge and culture. These “agreements” are remarkably obstructive to developing countries that do not yet have a developed IP industry. We risk repeating the history of powerful nations’ colonization of underdeveloped countries. This is intellectual slavery.

The supposed content of the treaty aside, the process itself in which it is created and implemented in the global political framework is to be condemned and the treaty should be stopped and abolished, regardless of the content. No democratic country should be allowed to implement legislation in such way as it is about to happen with ACTA.

The way ACTA is implemented resembles a global dictatorship of certain industry branches in complete disregard for maintainable development of society, civil liberties and proper democratic due process. The sole purpose of this treaty is to implement extreme legislation on a global scale without any public participation.

This matter does not just affect the pirate parties but all democracy-respecting organizations. A world wide united front of freedom loving citizens is needed to impede this global assault against democracy and civil liberties of each and every human being.

We urge you to take this matter to the streets, your friends and families, and stop ACTA very soon or it may be too late!


Jake Daynes
Leader of the Pirate Party of Canada/Chef du Parti Pirate du Canada<
Pirate Party International Task force Liaison for the PPCA

Mr. Daynes is exactly right when he says "We urge you to take this matter to the streets, your friends and families, and stop ACTA very soon or it may be too late!" If we do not act now, it will be too late. Something has to be done to stop these government terrorists against our freedoms, before they complete their world domination of removing our freedoms. I urge each of you to get with the program, write, email, or call your government officials and tell them why they should NOT support the ACTA, and tell all of your friends and family about their globalization methods before it's too late!

December 14th, 2009

Posted by:  Blocked
Date:  Monday, December 14th, 2009

Comments (28) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2009-12-14 17:24:08)
No avatarF)ck the system!

posted by (2009-12-14 17:37:13)
hunhunter avatarcheers again for the information OBS , FIGHT THE POWER

posted by (2009-12-14 17:48:33)
Wedmaster69 avatarIt looks like they are really out to get us. Nice post OBS keep them coming .

posted by Blocked (2009-12-14 17:50:43)
Zeeshi avatarGr8 article. Yes we all have to spread this news otherwise it will be too late.
Thanx OBS.....

posted by (2009-12-14 17:55:51)
kirsten avatarThanks for the info ,keep them coming.

posted by (2009-12-14 19:08:59)
FACOTIME avatari would have to agree with u obcene fuk the system

posted by (2009-12-14 20:13:43)
watchem avatarthanks for this OBS, And F THE SYSTEM

posted by ET junkieET lover (2009-12-14 21:18:50)
bodthepimp avatarthx OBS, we all have to be our bit to spread the word

posted by (2009-12-14 22:06:07)
macbeth avatarall i can say is that paper is worth wipping their A**es with =D

posted by (2009-12-14 23:20:19)
guevazo avataryeah man F@#$ Them all Thank you boss keep this up

posted by (2009-12-14 23:32:41)
SnakeyB avatarThe world is turning scarier and scarier Obs, Thanks for reminding us to take to the streets, Why don't you? Oh ya you live in a spaceship in Antarctica (and they don't have streets.) OK you keep us informed as you always have and well take to the streets!!

posted by (2009-12-15 03:33:27)
2canchu avatarI've got one thing to say. After reading this, OK two things NAFTA and Outsourcing. Is that fair? This country is at an all time high for unemployment. Not to mention the people who are uninsured. This is not a third world country. The senate can't even come up w/a solution to this mess and yet spend billions on an occupied country.(There was never war declared), so don't call it one. Oh but I digress. What does all this have to do w/ the article you may ask? Globalization and it's raising it's ugly head. We're losing everything in the name of freedom. I've said enough, Thanks OBS, sorry, it got me going.

posted by (2009-12-15 04:29:25)
fracture379 avatarwow,how insane....so i checked this out. they want to force isp's to monitor (spy) and report suspected copyright infringers without a warrant. from what i gather its like being put on trial(and likely convicted)before you even get a citation. least thats what im getting out of it. GREAT information obs! many thanks!

posted by (2009-12-15 04:57:01)
Halos_Sunspot avatarThis is pure Tyranny! We'll do our best to help out OBS! It would be really unfair for us, developing countries... Unfortunately, from where we come from money talks and money pursuades. If ACTA would reach our government then they would only have to pay them to be on their side. Still we'll try to help in anyway we can. Thanks for the info.

posted by (2009-12-15 05:32:21)
julesiago avatareither these turds are so dense or utterly greedy. it's about our right to privacy and exercising our freedom. we will fight the good fight.

posted by (2009-12-15 06:27:01)
jason9ine avatarWe're doomed(?)! lol Good read OBS and yeah, F*CK the system. All these stories made me think of conspiracies and sh!t. lol As the constitution says, we have right to bear arms and defend our selves! So let's! :)

posted by (2009-12-15 06:43:12)
msmsm avatarAs long as the people want to share, there will always be away around the system.
All this has happened before, and will happen again.
But i will say this, who will be watching the watchers, will the system be open for corruption, will the watchers single people out to make examples, or will the owners ( of the product )tell the watchers what to do because the watchers don't have minds of there own to make such decisions.
Only time will tell.

posted by (2009-12-15 11:09:57)
lilnuttzo avatarStr8 up and Down b.s. keep it crackin obs get rid of imitators and possible perpa(traitors) don't have nothin else better to do than mess with the lil guys i was watching cnn and i could swear they said the F i l m ind. has one of its best years in a long time making something like 900mil or even more probably bil and you want to take down free open communties stuff just blows but i'm riding wit ET til the world blows up peace keep your e a r s open.THX obs

posted by (2009-12-15 11:38:30)
KazzGirl avatarI live in Australia and I just heard on the news tonight that the government is pressurising ISP's to block overseas internet sites which distribute illegal activities such as pornography, beastiality and peadophillia. All well and good and I say go for it. But I believe the next step will be limiting various URL's we can connect to such as torrent and p2p sites. But the problem is that good upstanding citizens cannot be seen to want to stop the distribution of such activities as peadophillia when in turn all we want is the government to not censor our internet use. The government will use the peadophillia abuse as their flaming sword to stop p2p file sharing. And because the majority of people do not understand p2p file sharing they wont care. All the general public will see is a bunch of internet nerds complaining that their computer time is being cut down. The government will conjoin these two separate issues in order to get everything banned. I already cannot connect to many overseas internet sites to watch trailers for TV shows as the server detects I am from outside the US or UK. Its only going to get worse if we let this current lot of uneducated politicians get their way. And of course the politicians are only in the pockets of those trying to protect the millions invested in their industry. Some of the places I have lived I could not get TV reception let alone go to a cinema. TV didn't work and the cinema was over 4 hours away. Plus this is only the begining of censorship and where will it end? How much more will they want to take of our right to live in an uncensored world? And if we let them take too much - how will we keep each other informed at lightning pace in order to do anything? This has to stop now before we lose even the first part of our rights to download and view"

posted by (2009-12-15 14:39:57)
spinksthecat avatarI am not very knowledgeable on this subject so what's the difference between what Extratorrent,Mininova or piratebay doing that Google or Yahoo is doing .To me Extratorrent is no dofferent than google just sharing information with the masses and I for one Thank and Support You ExtraTorrent!

posted by (2009-12-15 19:49:13)
carlbandit avatarif the ips block a url all u have 2 do if use a proxy and it should get around it right?
plus their is no way 2 trace u been on that site as the proxy link will be encoded :)

posted by (2009-12-15 23:24:32)
Tazd56 avatarWell this is all the people need They already screwing the people with credit cards every single one has uped on there interest rates big time, people r filing for bankrup because of this, Gas, food, taxes and yes job's, What r we suppose to do? now this what the Hell we live in a comunist country? No freedom of speach. nothing. lets speak out and do something about all this that is going on, people seem not want to get involved, thats why they keep doing this to us cause we don't speak up enough we need to start somewhere why not start with this,and not vote for the A__ H___ no more there ruining us. Taz.

posted by (2009-12-16 02:26:35)
Jinn avatarThe truth is this is going to happen. The powers that be have far too much control and have become very good at maintaining their power over the people. For thousands of years now we have been ruled by the same set of emperors whose bloodlines have stained our world forever in blood.

Enjoy the internet while you can. That is my thought. Lets enjoy getting to have our own opinions while the power still exists to do so.

Soon our computers will be nothing more than glorified t.v.'s.

And what a sad day that will be.

posted by (2009-12-16 04:16:27)
iNvAsiOniSt avatarThe System Could Suck My Balls All 3 Of them Lmao haha

posted by (2009-12-16 11:05:16)
garycol avatarThis is just a thought and I may have it totally wrong.
From what I see, nearly all material available online has some form of copyright limitation. All the news be it MSM or alternative. Stock market news, blogs not matter what you read has some form of it.
As this material has to be downloaded into a temporary folder just so you can see what it is all about. Thus every user is accessing copyrighted material all the time.
For any ISP to check each download for the millions of hits at any given time would be impossible. Yes it would be possible and most likely does happen that a particular set of sites could well be targeted. A question, is it legal to save or print for future reference a news item for a MSM website? Is it even legal to download that item in the first place as it is copyrighted?
With a site that you pay for the information is there any way that the ISP can tell if you are downloading an item legally? I assume there is not, thus how would they know if that download is legal or not?
As the world’s financial conglomerate operates virtually exclusively over the internet why are there no checks on these downloads? If an ISP was to limit or summarily sever the internet connect of any financial institution even for a couple of hours it would cost that institution millions. Without their real-time price quotes which are linked to their automatic trading programs they may even have to go back to the dark old days of actually working for their living.
Cut off a couple of banks and see just how far these treaties get.

posted by (2009-12-16 14:29:47)
moontan101 avatarThx Obs another GREAT article! I'm a member of the Pirate Party of Canada and we hope to make a difference here and across the globe.
I recommend ppl join their party in your respective countries because WE CAN make a difference!


posted by Blocked (2009-12-17 04:35:33)
Nodurxshn avatarthey got there funding from the first box office week of twilight 2

posted by (2009-12-18 23:41:51)
No avatarFear mongering twats I,m shaking in my boots. Bring it on you bunch of control freaks come on.

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