ACTA, What is it and why should you be scared of it?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Photonic, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Photonic
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    Photonic Ad astra!

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    I am not fear mongering. This is a real bill and if it passes in Europe several countries including the US have signed it as well.

    What is it?

    ACTA stands for Anti-counterfeit Trade Agreement. On the surface it protects companies from having their stuff counterfeited by foreign countries.

    Why should you be scared of it?

    It doesn't just do what it says in the above.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Xg_C2YmG0]What Is ACTA ? - YouTube[/ame]

    Note: This isn't just European, it was started by U.S. Companies as a means of circumventing our normal laws by appealing internationally in the form of trade.
     
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    Granny says best way to counter dat is to start makin' counterfeit rickshaws...
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    US Busts Multi-Million Dollar Counterfeiting Ring Linked to China
    March 03, 2012 : U.S. prosecutors say about two dozen people have been arrested in a multi-million dollar counterfeiting ring that shipped fake brand-label goods from China to the United States.
     
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    Und der Katze sagt:

    Why is my government wasting law enforcement resources on shoes and handbags, when illegal drugs are flowing into the country like a wild mountain stream?
     

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