Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Time to control the Actors

Anyone of the opinion the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA is thought to protect intellectual properties and nothing but intellectual properties? The intellectual properties of artists? Of musicians? Of writers? Of philosophers even? Of ... politicians?
Kader Arif, the European Parliament's rapporteur for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), resigned over the issue on Friday (January 27th).

He said he had witnessed "never-before-seen manoeuvres" by officials preparing the treaty.
More at the BBC.

And here the quintessence of what Monsieur Arif said, in English, French, German, Swedish.

The peace of the night.


  1. Personally I think they should ban the internet, That will stop those pirates!

  2. I always agree with Jams!

    The wv is sucks (believe it or not)

  3. One wrong thing cannot be undone with another wrong thing. I fully support any regulation to stop online piracy, yet i hate to see some politicians trying to take advantage of this weakness and try to control the public opinion.

    Having said that, the news story doesn't actually cover the kind of censorship ACTA wants to implement.

  4. The wordings of the act will stop freedom of speech and it will be another control.

    It needs to be worded differently if the aim is to stop piracy.