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They're already trying to revive ACTA

posted by Harald B on - last edited - Viewed by 498 users
Just days after EU Parliament overwhelmingly rejected ACTA, it turns out that Canada and Europe are trying to put the same stuff into the Canadian-European Trade Agreement.
And that's not just a figure of speech, either. Check out Michael Geist's analysis to see how the relevant parts of ACTA have quite literally been copied paragraph by paragraph. This kind of arrogance is simply disgusting, is what it is. Spread the word.
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  • Up to you to stop it Europe. Canadians probably wont be pushing against it. Our law enforcement has already publicly stated that, even though there are laws against it, they wont waste time and tax dollars actively pursuing internet copyright infringement. So even if we do create new legislation, it probably wont change anything here. Just another tacked on charge for people caught doing other stuff.
  • Cool, they're reviving some law that will most likely cost Europe a few million Euros in a time where four of the twenty members are in a recession. Great job!

    Also, for those who don't know, that was sarcasm.
  • Man. I disliked goverments in general.

    But now I'm really starting to fucking despise them. To hate them with every fibre of my being.

    If this stupidity goes any further, then I may have to become an anarchist!
    (... okay so maybe not that far. But I will be very mad, and refuse to vote. XD)

    EDIT: I mean there are a probably a million other more important issues to take care of at this very moment, but they spend their time lobbying this bullcrap.

    >;/
  • Let's start a country of our own. "We the people of Telltalalalalalalalia..."
  • And I will be the first lady!
  • Only if I can be a General in the Army. With one of those awesome military suits that impress the ladies.
  • I call being the Archduke of Blecchistan. (What Blecchistan is, I have no idea.)
  • Johro;638112 said:
    Up to you to stop it Europe. Canadians probably wont be pushing against it. Our law enforcement has already publicly stated that, even though there are laws against it, they wont waste time and tax dollars actively pursuing internet copyright infringement. So even if we do create new legislation, it probably wont change anything here. Just another tacked on charge for people caught doing other stuff.
    I'd be careful with that complacency. This would be a binding law of the land vs oral statements by current law enforcement, so even if they do not actively pursue it now, what is to stop them from doing so later? or future members law enforcement?
  • I'm aware of that. The thing is, the population, as a whole, isn't terribly afraid of such a threat. It was different when it was America, which would act on such a law and would have affected the websites we visit. Yes, I'm aware that one could lead to the other, but seriously, the bulk of the American public doesn't look upon Canada and the European countries as shining examples. Truth, in the eyes of most people educated through the media, Europe is full of crazy people and Canada is full of idiots. Try to argue, but we, in Canada, watch the exact same TV shows and movies as the USA. I see what they see. Trust me, it's like there's a law which states that, through the media, no other country is allowed to be glorified or have any attributes better than the USA(with the exception to Holland).

    Okay, back on track. It is difficult for the people here to be afraid of such threats when, even at the height of Napster, Limewire, etc, they didn't do anything. The law enforcement seem very determined to stick to life threatening situations. I mean shit, marijuana may not be legal here but it sure the hell seems like it. No one seems to give a shit unless people are selling to kids or run a grow op. You can smell it everywhere. I get tourists asking me all the time if it's legal. "No, but no one really cares, just don't light up right in front of the police or a school". Welcome to Canada, where the police don't do anything but help people who need help or prevent people from hurting others. Imagine such a bizarre concept!(sorry to let the cat out of the bag, we only have the same media related laws of the USA to be able to watch the same TV and movies as you guys; to appease the lawyers)

    You are correct though, there's nothing that says that this wont change one day.
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