ACTA Finalized in SeptemberAdded: Saturday, September 4th, 2010
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There has been information earlier in August that the officials working within Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) said the September is a deadline for the negotiations to be completed. Recently another report surfaced, confirming this information.
ACTA was discussed lively over the years during its negotiations that started three years ago. However, the public only heard about this partly back in 2008, when the earliest version of the agreement had leaked on to Wikileaks. As compared to the negotiations held before, these have been passing under the total veil of secrecy, giving the involved parties a relief from no PR backlash working against them. The text of the agreement was made public only this past spring, after which the barriers between Europe and the US arose. Breaking them down suddenly became the top priority, and after the problem was solved, the officials admitted that the agreement could be finalized this month.
Japanese media also confirmed a few days ago that the current plan is to finalize and sign the treaty in late September through a vice-ministerial level meeting. In fact, the negotiators from the eleven countries, including the US, Japan, the EU, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand agreed at the last meeting in Washington two weeks ago to soon end up negotiations in Tokyo.
ACTA is expected to come into effect next year upon completion of some necessary local procedures in each country involved. The main consequences will be that production and trade of labels for counterfeit products would be prohibited. The other countries will also be called to join the agreement, especially targeting Russia and China, where counterfeit goods are widely distributed.
However, it’s still unclear how many countries involved in negotiations would really ratify the agreement and when would they do it.
Finally, the Agreement is facing its last stage, but the heavy controversy around it and the lack of transparency could force it to take a considerable amount of effort to receive any support from the different countries. So far some of the countries in question went as far as to say ACTA is breaking European human rights laws, therefore becoming another obstacle of conforming to other kinds of legislation and international agreements. This means that even if the agreement is finalized, it won’t immediately knock on your front doors (depends on where you live, of course).
September 4th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, September 4th, 2010
|posted by (2010-09-04 04:14:27)|
|despicable how anyone would agree to such Draconian rules.|
|posted by (2010-09-04 05:18:49)|
|and it begins... as soon as this starts expect within a week a full-scale RIOT.|
|posted by (2010-09-09 16:17:57)|
|im downloading 50 gb a week minimum lol|
does my isp think thats checking my email and downloading family photos ??
do you really think im going to pay 60 dollars a month to simply browse the internet ??? your ass
THANK GOD NETZERO STAYED IN BUSINESS
THATS WHAT IM GOING TO SUBSCRIBE TO IF I CAN GET MY 60 DOLLARS A MONTH WORTH !!
THANK YOU ACTA, says time warner, verizon, cox, charter hahahahah
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