America Signed ACTAAdded: Friday, October 7th, 2011
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Last weekend the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, also known as ACTA, was signed by a number of countries, including the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
However, European Union, Mexico and Switzerland haven’t sign the treaty thus far. Still, they expressed their strong support for the agreement and continuing preparations to sign it in future. As for the United States, the country was happy with the treaty, saying that with so many challenges they face in nowadays global economy, no country is able to single-handedly eliminate the trouble of global counterfeiting and piracy. That’s why signing this treaty is considered an act of shared leadership and determination in the worldwide fight against IP theft.
The agreement in question took over 3 years to be made and is opened until May 2013 for signing. The participants have to adopt an IP enforcement regime similar to one in the United States. Industry experts believe that the treaty is clearly an attempt to foist American legislation on other countries.
The agreement appeals to the signing countries to make any device that in any way dupes copyright legislation illegal. The treaty resembles the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States, where the legislation has come convenient to entertainment industry to block RealNetworks from marketing DVD-copying technology.
According to the US, ACTA doesn’t need the approval of Congress and encourages participating governments to maintain extensive seizure and forfeiture legislation towards the counterfeited goods that are trademarked or copyrighted. In addition, the participants have to undertake a legal system considered efficient enough to award the victims of copyright theft with undisclosed amounts of money.
If you need an example of what such award means, the American Copyright Act would allow damages of up to $150.000 per each case of infringement. Recently a Boston jury decided that a college student had to pay over $675.000 for simply ripping-off 30 songs on Kazaa. Another well-known case was in Minnesota, where a jury granted $1.5 million in damages to the Recording Industry Association of America for sharing 24 tracks on the Internet.
The Obama administration even labeled ACTA as a “national security” secret, but the text of the treaty was leaked by the European authorities anyway.
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Friday, October 7th, 2011
|it looks like it leans more towards, if you download movies and then resell them|
|but telling a company that they cant sell there products like dvd copying technology, they will just outsource it to another company and go underground with it|
|_HiTMaN_ please at least write us some words with correct spellings and basic grammar. my english is not good, but i've found yours even worse, albeit the worst. don't even understand what you're talking about.|
|posted by (2011-10-10 08:34:28)|
|French pirate police have sent 650,000 alerts letters|
Now 60 French internet users risk getting severed + getting connection to the network.cut of
|posted by (2011-10-10 15:15:20)|
|@ taker. Do they not have the 3 strikes rule? If so the simple answer is a VPN after the first warning letter! Or change ISP's after the second.|
|posted by (2011-10-11 16:54:08)|
|Niger'Bama needs to be thrown out on his ass and put back to work in the fields. Let's get this country back on track. America has become a joke not only to its own people but the world.|
|Piracy is not theft, ITS PIRACY, Theft removes the object, Piracy makes a copy||
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