EU Appeared Not Ready to Swallow American Hypocrisy on ACTA Added: Monday, July 19th, 2010
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It seems like the tension around the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) keeps growing. There will be great trouble for those copyright owners that hope to finalize talks on the Agreement quick and efficiently, with European and American negotiators squaring off with each other, as the latest report says.
It seems like the things are really getting rough for ACTA members that hoped to tighten down on copyright legislation around the globe. To start with, the fine in the Joel Tenenbaum case was reduced to one-tenth of its original value. Then, the French HADOPI law, that has brought in the “three-strikes” regime, is getting stalled mostly due to the governing party members. They are just distancing from the new legislation now and slowing the process of its implementation. Go back to the country, where the report revealed how much the Record Industry Association of America has lost within previous years from the litigation in the US. Now the next bad news is coming – ACTA negotiations are probably breaking down.
ACTA has always been known for its very subtle approach to integration into a global DMCA and “three-strikes” regime throughout the globe. However, the latest report says that the European Union refuses to swallow American hypocrisy during negotiations on an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, linking to the words of the senior E.U. spokesperson involved in the talks.
The question was whether or not European people were fully protected in the ACTA negotiations. Another great concern for people who are both involved in the talks and not is that the revised text wasn’t made available for public. The same report says that it would be very difficult to estimate the influence on technology transfer in case the paper isn’t made available. Although the Commission didn’t bother to carry out any researches on the issue of impact, it still insists the information protection should be safeguarded. At the same time, it’s not enough to just take the word of the commission for it.
Meanwhile, the hottest dispute between the negotiating members is now the issue of intellectual property rights. The talks on this issue have been acknowledged to be disappointing. The reason for the dispute is that the E.U. demands to include geographical indications in the agreement, but all the rest want the agreement to cover copyrights and trademarks only.
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Monday, July 19th, 2010
|Can some one explain why it is AGAIN America's fault? AGAIN?|
This is a world wide issued and to AGAIN blame America is stupid. Just because the courts are starting to wake up ( I Hope ) to what the RIAA and the MPAA - they are companies NOT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS as to their real agenda and the crooked politicians also world wide involved?
Take the UK - The Brits got the law rammed up their arse in TWO HOURS and NOW the problems involved with THAT LAW are becoming clear...
I can go on but you all get the point - DO YOU SAM.. WHO is clearly NOT AMERICAN...
|I think a lot of this started because the RIAA and MPAA are trying to make it so they can attack a larger broad of people as they cross those country lines. Yes they are just companies but they stand to make a lot of money because we all know the money won't be going to the artists. As we all slowly allow the push towards censorship. |
I don't think calm down but stand up.
|posted by (2010-07-20 09:16:42)|
|@ menahunie. This is seen as America's fault once again simply because these are American organisations and lawyers trying to inflict American laws on the rest of the world, again. But not to worry, this is a war they can't win. This is their Vietnam. Thanks once again Sam for an excellent unbiased article.|
|SaveIt4later and D4T4 Byte me. You are totally clueless and Vietnam what an ass ur... This has nothing to do with that conflict.|
Your comments really shows how ignorant you both are; British, India, Australia, and many other countries LAWYERS and Crooked Politicians; it has NOTHING TO DO WITH ONE COUNTRY LET ALONE AMERICA.
ALL this crap has and is being pushed by private companies RIAA and MPAA...
spiritchaser5150 has made the only constructive and impartial comment so far..
spiritchaser5150? the 5150 wouldn't have anything to do with the California P.C. 5150? LOL.....
|I think what is going to happen is that the courts and government are going to get tired of this whole ordeal sooner or later. It's tying up everything when there are a lot of other problems in the world that need addressing first. Why don't they leave us alone and go after those damn doctors that have frauded the medicaid out of billions of dollars. Or start getting rid of the illegals that continue to get money and food from our tax money. |
They have yet to prove downloaders don't go out and buy their products. Cause I know I do. Maybe I just want to enjoy the product until it drops in price a little or maybe I don't have the money just yet.
As far as these laws getting passed are concerned I feel that it is corruption of the worst kind. With the RIAA and MPAA putting money deep in the pockets of those who make them. It is up to us the ones who vote to spread the word come voting season that we won't let our politicians be bought. Plain in simple. Regardless of where you live...........if you can vote someone new into office..............do it.
|menahunie...would you like some prozac?|
|SaveIt4later - Tell you what.. Take your un constructive and only flaming comments else where.|
You are nothing but a keyboard commando hiding in mommy's basement..
|Your comments really shows how ignorant you both are.....ummmm menahunie who's flaming?|
|Prozac for menahunie!|
|Yeah menahunie greets from so cal pc 5150. Like your reads keep standing strong.|
|SaveIt4later IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO?|
What a Loser; wait I hear ur mommy calling - hey dikhead...
|posted by (2010-07-27 22:09:43)|
It's reasonable to blame america because america is completely corrupt.
We've completely went the opposite direction from where the founding fathers wanted us to go. We crap on the right to free speech, ridiculous laws, apparently its now OK to hold prisoners in jail indefinitely, etc. Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither, and that's exactly what we've been doing. It's only a matter of time before we're a police state.
With the way our country is now we may as well have stayed a colony of England, it's really no better.
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