Sweden Says It Won't Agree To ACTA If It Requires Any Changes To Swedish Or EU Laws

from the take-a-stand dept

While US negotiators keep insisting that ACTA won't change US law, they're perfectly willing to admit that's not the case for other countries. That's why much of what the US is insisting on in ACTA looks like the US's quite problematic existing copyright law (minus a few consumer protections and with some "hints" at stricter compliance). However, it looks like at least some countries aren't interested in taking dictation from the US when it comes to their own copyright laws. Henrik Moltke points out that Swedish officials are saying they simply won't agree to ACTA if it requires any changes to Swedish or EU laws. Of course that "or EU laws" part is tricky. What if it requires changes to EU law, and that impacts Sweden even without agreeing to ACTA? Still, it's nice to see some countries standing up and publicly stating they won't be bullied by the US into copying (wait, weren't ACTA supporters calling that "stealing?") US copyright law.


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2010 @ 10:51pm

    Throwing a bone: A serious idea for a MBA/JD/PH.d Thesis.

    The declaration of overbearing IP rights may not so much be based in an economic system called capitalism but from the lack of efficiency of the business to break from 50-year old processes, industry-level bureaucracy, along with internal politicization which do not enable their very industry to put the framework in place in which allows the business the ability to continue to thrive in realistically cycles. This seems to be an issue for a bulk of the western world. But, ACTA seems to vertically align British/US capitalistic IP ideology around the globe. This is a very scary idea indeed. I wonder if there exist peer-reviewed studies or a thesis from reputable US Universities that have studied the global business impact of harmonizing all countries IP laws to be in-line with US.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Mar 4th, 2010 @ 11:13pm

      Re: Throwing a bone: A serious idea for a MBA/JD/PH.d Thesis.

      Problems with almost every US content company listed on the ACTA NDA:

      1. Conflict of interest: Waiting for a Democratic Administration to ask US Leadership for help with inability to take risks within their own business.

      2. Disconnection between top-level business leaders and middle management: Allocating capital blindly to legal efforts without asking middle management or end consumers about value creation.

      Most of this comes from top-management's arrogance of quantifying the unquantifiable.

       

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      OK I'll try to repost it, Mar 5th, 2010 @ 12:15am

      Re: Throwing a bone: A serious idea for a MBA/JD/PH.d Thesis.

      You owe me.

      Problems with almost every US content company listed on the ACTA NDA:

      1. Conflict of interest: Waiting for a Democratic Administration to ask US Leadership for help with inability to take risks within their own business.

      2. Disconnection between top-level business leaders and middle management: Allocating capital blindly to legal efforts without asking middle management or end consumers about value creation.

      Most of this comes from top-management's arrogance of quantifying the unquantifiable.

       

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    ChadBroChill (profile), Mar 5th, 2010 @ 12:06am

    Sweden . . .

    the last refuge . . .

     

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    Yeebok (profile), Mar 5th, 2010 @ 4:40am

    I, for one, welcome our new *FACT*/*AA* overlords.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2010 @ 5:16am

    I like the fact that Techdirt has deleted four of our posts in the past 24 hours.

    Speaks well to their capability. Yes, we shall leave and let them to the demise of whomever is paying them to peddle their drivel.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2010 @ 5:18am

    Never expected Techdirt to be like FoxNews, but sometimes, I guess you can be surprised.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2010 @ 5:23am

    Never expected Techdirt to be like FoxNews, but sometimes, I guess you can be surprised.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2010 @ 6:58am

    It’s amazing how a bunch of senators are suddenly in favor of greater ACTA transparency only AFTER most of the documents they want to keep secret the most have already leaked. Where was this transparency sentiment before these documents leaked?

     

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    rzad, Oct 28th, 2011 @ 10:45pm

    Good for sweden! Good job stepping up.

     

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    Sarah, Jan 23rd, 2012 @ 10:01pm

    Swedish politicians seems to be all for it now. Sweden is assumed to sign the treaty on Thursday! help us stop it!

     

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    Johan, Jan 26th, 2012 @ 1:34pm

    Sarah..

    Sarah, links? Leaving a comment like that is fucking bullshit.

     

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