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Act on ACTA, The Internet War is Not Over via @Care2

Act on ACTA, The Internet War is Not Over via @Care2

We covered the SOPA/PIPA blackout last week pretty thoroughly here at Care2 . At first glance, the protest against draconian IP-copyright measures was successful. Led by Wikipedia and joined by a massive number of other creators and website owners, both large and small, the outcry was large enough to cause SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) to be shelved, and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) quickly followed. But that’s just the United States. While the US Congress- and Senate-initiated proposals have been (temporarily) stopped, an international treaty which has the potential to be just as damaging to Internet privacy and free speech has gone comparatively unnoticed. ACTA (the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) will require IP servers and websites to monitor individual users and prosecute them if suspected of copyright infringements. A major force behind the treaty is...

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