Another day, another ACTA leak. There were two yesterday: KEI posted text from the general definition section of the draft to demonstrate the treaty goes well beyond counterfeits, while Le Monde Diplomatique posted details on the border measures chapter.
New ACTA Leaks: IP Categories and Border Measures
March 23, 2010
Tags: acta / anti-counterfeiting trade agreement / border measures / copyright / Counterfeit / counterfeiting / IP
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Episode 161: Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty on Why the Government’s Bill C-18 Motion Establishes a Dangerous, Undemocratic Precedent
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From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (Irwin Law, 2010)
In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law (Irwin Law, 2005) .
Selling us out
If you read the text you find numerous references made about Canada asking for draconian border measures. Is this what we said or asked for in the consultation? No it isn’t. What’s happening is that the consultation will be used to rubber stamp these negotiations.
We need to get rid our govt who is complicit with these crooks, install someone who has a spine (sadly this isn’t going to happen) and get out of ACTA now.
Our “representatives” are selling us out and it is plainly documented!
The US, Canada and New Zealand then propose that, for each intercepted cargo, information shall be given to the IPR holder stating the â€œnames and addresses of the consignor, importer, exporter, or consignee, and (…) a description of the goods, the quantity of the goods, and, if known, the country of origin and name and addresses of producers of the goodsâ€.
Basically they want border guards to do more than protect Canada’s anti-competitive agriculture industry, they want border guards to unintelligently attempt to enforce some semblance of civil law at the border even though they have no clue about IP. Do we expect the Canadian Border guards to read the GPL? No. So why are they going to read other software licenses?
This is horrible and our govt is complicit in this dubious and clandestine operation.