Sweden, together with 22 European countries signed the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a ceremony in Japan.
ACTA is about protection of intellectual property and includes such measures against counterfeiting and piracy.
Counterfeit goods, imitation designer bags, clothes and shoes are often produced in atrocious conditions of workers in distress, so it is not surprising either negative or to strengthen the legislation and the tools to counteract this.
The problem lies instead in the part of ACTA, which is about the Internet. The U.S. position is that common for ISPs to take over the responsibility of the user violates copyright laws and could also be blamed if they do not prevent crime.
As in the past in pursuit of pirates or trademark infringement in general, this means tougher rules to other aspects of Internet use may be affected, such as freedom of expression.
In conclusion, the ACTA is perceived by many as backdoor censorship: censorship, who call themselves something other than censorship. ACTA must go through both parliament and the European Parliament before it becomes reality. But it has already been raised dissatisfied voices over how the matter was handled.
MEPs Carl Schlyter (MP) and Christian Enstrom (PP) believes that they have not been told anything in advance about Sweden’s signature, even though they are familiar with and interested in the matter. Too little information is available and if you’re going to relate to a controversial international agreement will do it.
To play a piratpartist is concerned about an agreement that could affect the ability to pirate copyrighted material will not be a surprise, but ACTA is a Mudskipper that should be investigated carefully before deciding.
Perhaps it leads ACTA neither to censorship or limitation of freedom of expression. But in these times, when private interests all the time looking for an entry in order to regulate the information on the Internet and partly successful, it is not worth to go up one finger.
If the Internet ceases to be free is a possible way back hard. It is best if Sweden can participate and ensure that the agreement is not pushed through the Council of Ministers at all.
A free internet is a treasure that should be taken care of.
The problem of piracy has many possible solutions: international censorship is far from being the best.
Is this the Famous AMERICAN DREAM?
Is there anythng wrong with this picture?
Hell YES!!! EVERYTHING. Imagine living in a Society that allows killers and rapists to stay in jail far less than a person that it is involved in internet sharing/downloading?
Imagine living in a World where EVERYONE accepts this kind of behaviour?
I wonder what has happend with this Society?
Am i going to allow this kind of behaviour from my goverment or my neighobouring country? HELL NO!
The bottom line is that The BIGGEST POISON OF THIS SOCIETY is MONEY!
There is something wrong about the U.S.A. goverment. They are no longer helping their own citizens…. they are slaving them and You are part of it… We are part of it… I believe in taking care of each other… but clearly goverments have their own agenda.
They do not care about you or me and it is clearly demonstrated by these two pictures.
I demand JUSTICE!!! NOT BULLSHIT!!!
Kim Schmitz “crime” bears no comparasson to rape and murder!
WAKE UP CALL!
Drug Policies must reduce harm not CAUSE IT.
Did you know? WAR ON DRUGS
Did you know that the United States of America has HIGHER levels of MARIJUANA use than the NETHERLANDS… where the drug is DE FACTO LEGALIZED!
Science show that the WAR on DRUGS DOES NOT WORK!
THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES: International Centre for Science in Drug Policy http://www.icsdp.org/
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Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, has died at the age of 56. Jobs was the mastermind behind the Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes.
Jobs had battled numerous health issues over the past few years. In 2004 he announced that he had pancreatic cancer and in 2009 he underwent a liver transplant.
Apple has paid tribute to Steve Jobs by posting the following on its homepage:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email email@example.com
The statement concludes, “We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”Jobs’ family have also issued a statement saying that he “died peacefully today surrounded by his family”.
RIP Steve Jobs, you will never be forgotten!