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Archive for March 26th, 2010

Mar/10

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Piracy UP in France after three strikes law

Piracy UP in France after draconian (no proof required) “3 Strikes law.” http://bit.ly/bxL2eH That was effective!! not.

Like the ACTA treaty would likely force the US to follow, the “Hadopi” law kicks users off the internet after three accusations of piracy. Given that accusations in the RIAA’s “sue our customers” campaign have been against dead people and have no oversight, this is a big deal. Whatever happened to “not guilty until proven?” A judge is allowed 5 minutes in a review process added to the legislation after it’s first defeat.

How about updating business models instead of propping up old ones. Times change and business models have to change along with them. (I’m not saying content should be free or that piracy is good, but I am saying that failing business models should not be propped up by Governments.)

Mar/10

26

ACTA is without oversight

ACTA is without oversite, private members club will entrench obsolete business models. http://bit.ly/9klPDR

Supposedly about Anti-Counterfitting measures it would force signatory countries to enact even more draconian law including shutting people off the internet on an accusation – no proof required.  This must be stopped.

No trade negotiation should ever be conducted in secrecy. Now that the full text has leaked the ramifications are even more horrific than thought, and it proves that the US Trade Office has been lying – outright lies – about what it contains.

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