ACTA Within the Pale of Laws Added: Saturday, April 24th, 2010
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Although the reveal of Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on April 21st has exploded some concerns regarding digital anti-piracy policy, the biggest problem is still actual. Protecting the copyright law may touch human rights and liberties, and how to find the optimal balance between these two mutual areas – this is the main concern of MEPs.
The ACTA document consisting of 39 pages was officially published after the 8th round of negotiations between 11 world parties that took place in New Zealand from 12 to 16 of April. What is clear now is that “ACTA will not contradict with the current EU law terms”. The measures of protecting the intellectual rights will touch mostly commercial enterprises and not private users of P2P services. The main target – is to set required protecting “on a commercial scale”. There is no deal with limiting human rights and liberties.
In the ACTA clause regarding online copyright protection is said that each party needs to ensure that the country laws contain measures for judicial fight with the violators of trademark, copyright and intellectual rights in the digital environment.
From the internet leaks it is known that the draft didn’t include several important additions that were discussed during its creation. One is a footnote made by the USA and Japan representatives that included a reference to a graduated response. It contained a measure of anti-piracy punishment that was offered by the American and Japanese in the European Parliament.
Sandrine Bélier, the representative of Greens-EFA (France) considers the main content of the ACTA regarding intellectual property implementation like “troubling” with lots of discrepancies and uncompleted regulations. She reported that ACTA might probably touch the medicines, to knowledge sphere, as well as public freedoms. “This area is too important for the future to be discussed at a closed conference.”
“All we need now is to get sure that there are no measures about limiting internet access for users or devolution of the responsibility to service providers,” commented German Liberal Alexander Alvaro.
The whole IT-sector, including internet service providers, file-sharing services, social networks, etc. are in the target of ACTA. The final variant of agreement is planning to be released in 2010. Till then it’s time to make appropriate corrections.
The ACTA text is available online at www.europolitics.info > Search = 270797
April 24th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
|posted by (2010-04-24 13:08:58)|
|Laws are not meant to be implemented and followed rather they are meant to b broken and in this case everyone will break.|
|posted by (2010-04-24 23:13:10)|
|thanks for the article SaM|
|again... Chaos in the making...||
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