ACTA Agreement Will Set the New Level of Copyright ProtectionAdded: Saturday, April 24th, 2010
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European commission has released an international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that is intended to set new international standards in the sphere of copyright protection for virtual content exchange. More than ten countries including EU members and EU Member States, as well as Australia and Canada, took part in the negotiations that were lasting for two years. While users and pirates could only make assumptions of what exactly EU authorities were planning to establish, the committee kept everything in a secret. Finally the result of their talks was announced officially.
On the 16th of April the main extracts of Joint Statement on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) became available to public. The representative reported that negotiations had lead to agreement between all participants of the process. That is why it is a right time to reveal the discussion content. The society will be aware of the main points that will reflect significant progress in the area of intellectual property protection.
After the 8th session of negotiations that took place in Wellington from 12 to 16 April, the European Commission (EC) has published the documentary results showing that some society concerns are groundless. ACTA doesn’t imply any severe methods of controlling virtual privacy like “three strikes” policy or “gradual response”. Also the EC will not set policies that somehow limit human rights and liberties.
Karel De Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner, reported that the document contained clear description of ACTA’s purpose: “It will secure required level of copyright protection at foreign markets that is essentially important for modern business. It will not affect Europeans”.
Florian Leppla, holding the position of Campaigner at the Open Rights Group, admitted that there was still no exact information of what policies are planned to be implemented. The lack of information influences on public attitude to the process negatively.
While the details are still hidden, one important conclusion can be made from the draft text presented to public: everything is promised to be not as stern as it was expected. The question is how ACTA will interact with UK Digital Economy Act 2010 (DEA) that was recently passed. DEA has effectively reduced the copyright violation via ISP networks. The ISPs that block the use of illegal content would gain immunity of lawsuits.
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Saturday, April 24th, 2010
|can anyone see how ILLEGAL "ACTA" is, in the sense of freedom. if this Becomes law it will only resort to Chaos!|
|So they say..."Bend to our will and you will be fine." Wow....what is the world coming to.|
|the thing is we all just can make hue n cry n they will not stop ...they might stop the p2p for a while but what about thse things coming to market on pirated dvds ...they can never stop that....they r not making any kind of change in the pricing mechanism they just want to get more money and to secure that area they will go to any extent ...soon we will be asked to pay more money for movies like avatar coz they spend more so they will charge more ...they dont want any control over their pricing but they want to control the internet so they dont loose a single penny (which they dont) its high time that they r controlled too and there must be a guideline to how much money they should spend on a movie and how much they can earn from it ...how can it be endless ....they want to keep earning even after they die ...and that makes them happy ...if they lost so much of money then y they spend so much again n again even after their movies r a flop bcoz of p2p users not bcoz the movie was a crap ..all the movies r good its only bcoz of the sharing they dont make money n the ones that make is sheer miracle which no body knows how ...|
|posted by (2010-04-24 22:21:44)|
|I already Paid Â£24 for me the missus and daughter to see avatar, I am now downloading the movie so i can watch it at home too does this mean i am a illegal downloader? I cant see how i can be i already paid to watch it. Also i had a Slim shady Cd, i scratched it and it was no longer usable, so i downloaded it, does this also make me a illigal downloader, i cant see how either of these would make me a illegal downloader, they already had my money!||
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