More ACTA Leaks: Would Create Special Organization To Manage Worldwide Copyright Laws

from the new-world-order dept

The more of ACTA that leaks, the worse it seems. KEI has the details on another portion of ACTA that had not leaked yet, which focuses on setting up new institutions that would manage ACTA after it was implemented. Basically, it would be an ongoing organization tasked with continuing to update ACTA's rules -- sort of a parallel organization to WIPO, which already exists, but which has recently committed the mortal sin of actually listening to consumer rights groups. The scary part is that this group would be allowed to amend ACTA provisions on the fly. And, while this new organization can "extend invitations" to governments, it's still being debated what non-governmental organizations will be able to take part. KEI notes that the "USTR has told members of Congress it is their intention to marginalize the participation by consumer interest organizations in the new forum," though does not provide a citation for this point.

Either way, it seems like the goal here is to create an extra-governmental body that effectively controls copyright law around the globe, with little input from the actual governments or the people they represent. And, of course, if the folks involved in ACTA negotiations are any indication of who will be involved in this group, you can assume that they will be strong supporters of the viewpoint of the legacy industries: that intellectual property law is designed solely to protect those industry's business models, and not to promote the wider progress of culture and the economy.


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    NAMELESS.ONE, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 4:50pm

    time for the revolution

    get the pitch forks ready time to stick me a lawyer, a politiican and a actor

    i have one space left...where did that musician get too...
    GENE where are you hiding ....

     

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    skyrider, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:06pm

    As long as...

    Antigua doesn't sign into ACTA, we'll be all right. Fair use will still reign supreme whether the industry likes it or not.

    (Home of Slysoft, maker of AnyDVD+HD)

     

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    BearGriz72 (profile), Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:12pm

    /headdesk

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:12pm

    i have feeling canada won't either

    and when the world wakes up tomorrow and sees this crap,
    there will be some countries that quickly back off and this is what that US ambassador meant about if it were public some countries would back out.

    ANY DEMOCRATIC country signing onto this cannot call it self democratic after this.

    YOU LISTENING OBAMA?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:13pm

    p.s.

    (Home of Slysoft, maker of AnyDVD+HD)

    good software btw
    :P

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:18pm

    what are we gonna do tonight BRAIN

    well IPinky the same thing we do everynight

    TRY AND TAKE OVER THE WORLD

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:40pm

    Re: i have feeling canada won't either

    ANY DEMOCRATIC country signing onto this cannot call it self democratic after this.

    Plenty of non-democratic countries already do. The US is a prime example.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 5:41pm

    ONE ORGANIZATION

    TO RULE THEM ALL!

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:07pm

    They were going to call it the Council on Copyright Relations, but Credence said they had trademarked the acronym...

     

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    abc gum, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:09pm

    I say Corporatocracy, you say corpocracy

     

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    John, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:14pm

    As an publisher I have had enough with people stealing my content! Those places called "public libraries" are nothing but piracy centers! People read the entire book for free and I get no money at all! People that go into a bookstore and read more than one page are stealing. It is plain and simple. If you want to read more than one page of my book then the rate is $1.00 a page. My calculations show that I have lost $100 trillion in income. We publishers need to lobby congress and provide more laws that restrict what people can do with a copyright holders content.

    My suggestions:
    1) Shutdown public libraries.
    2) Shutdown used book stores.
    3) People should pay $1.00 per page for any book they read in a bookstore.
    4) Outlaw lending a book to someone else.
    5) Shutdown the entire Internet. The Internet is nothing but piracy. Plain and Simple

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:23pm

    "USTR has told members of Congress it is their intention to marginalize the participation by consumer interest organizations in the new forum"

    The government of the people, for the people, no longer needs the people. The USTR's views disturb me in a very profound and deep way. I need to think about this to figure out a methodology that will make ACTA inconsequential.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:41pm

    i have to say that many of these links appear to be stuff made up by anti acta groups. there is little to prove that any of this is true. seems to be more scare tactics than anything.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 6:47pm

    Re: what are we gonna do tonight BRAIN

    Will we take over the world by setting up a blog?

    http://xs.to/image-0615_4BA42742.jpg

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 7:09pm

    Re:

    Ah yes, the classic fallback of those who cannot defend the indefensible.

     

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    Big Al, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 7:11pm

    Re:

    A+ rant - my congratulations to you sir.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 7:25pm

    Re:

    Then why are they keeping these negotiations a secret if they have nothing to hide? All they have to do is open up the negotiations to the public and, if your right, it will end this outrage. Until then, this outrage is completely justified.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 8:04pm

    Re: Re:

    You're totally being paranoid about a secret treaty, sorry, trade agreement, sorry, executive decision, sorry, what we're we talking about?

    It's a secret!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 8:06pm

    Re:

    Anti-ACTA groups? So it's the Anti-Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement groups?

    So they're pro-counterfeiting? And that's why they're objecting? Because they're obviously counterfeiters?

    Good to know.

     

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    John, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 8:08pm

    revolution

    We will fight back.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 9:06pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    "You're totally being paranoid"

    A: Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

    B: I have good reason to be paranoid.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 19th, 2010 @ 9:09pm

    Re:

    But then who will blame when nothing changes?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 20th, 2010 @ 12:27am

    Re: revolution

    Unfortunately public opinion seems to play little role when it comes to U.S. law. However, if enough members of the public bombard congress with people and demand something with force, they can get their way, just like with the Do Not Call registry. We just have to be much more forceful about it and we need more protesters and we must let congress know that we will not go away until they act in OUR best interest.

     

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    Richard (profile), Mar 20th, 2010 @ 7:27am

    Re:

    there is little to prove that any of this is true.
    and, because of the secrecy, nothing to prove it false.

    Now if it were public you could easily demonstrate that this is just scare tactics - because it is secret you can't.

    It is a reasonable guess that, because the ACTA negotiators love the darkness of secrecy, their deeds are evil.

    If there is nothing to worry about why is it secret?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 20th, 2010 @ 8:25am

    Re: Re: what are we gonna do tonight BRAIN

    blog spam ?

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Mar 20th, 2010 @ 8:30am

    us law hahahaha

    this game is called BULLSHIT

    ok
    and here's the real question what god damn threat of non disclosure on democratic nations is the USA and Britain threatening that other nations are just not outing the rest of the agreement

    ya thats got me wondering
    did obamanator threaten invasions , trade sanctions like he did to canada and mexico as in leaving NAFTA?

     

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    Jack Oneil, Mar 20th, 2010 @ 8:57am

    are our politicians MEN or mice

    do they have any balls left
    are they men or lil wimpering mice
    here kitty , i have a leash for you

    [yanks]
    go figure the usa is going down the bad end of a cliff and trying to take us all with them.

    kinda how two large banks in Canada made 2.8 billion in 3 months and the canuck govt goes and NOW gives them 5 billion more

    YEA this shit must end
    think of the trillions that isn't doing anyhting
    what are we doing funding the stargate program?

     

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    NAMELESS.ONE, Mar 20th, 2010 @ 9:15am

    I know ill hire the A-TEAM

    they will get to the bottom of dirty bad politicians and htere kind for us all.
    BBBBBBBBAAAAAA will put GENE in his place

     

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    Flakey, Mar 21st, 2010 @ 10:16am

    ACTA

    Face it, no matter how you decorate the pig, it's still a pig.

    As more of ACTA comes to light the more we see the reason why no one has wanted anyone to know about it outside the insider loop. The purpose to keep it hidden until it's a done deal is that no one would accept it, knowing what's in it.

    There's nothing in here except protectionism for an industry that's gone rabid against it's customer base. More and more, I want no products that that I buy to fund the major entertainment corps. It's things like ACTA that reaffirm this attitude.

     

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    Wilhelm Reuch, Mar 21st, 2010 @ 8:02pm

    I dont like ACTA at all. I'd like to pay my workers and my taxes with money I copied in my color copier and this f*cking anti-democratic organization/law seem to be interfering.

    Why? Its not as if I steal any money? Its just the banks trying to defend their old business models. Bloody corporate muffs.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 21st, 2010 @ 8:55pm

    Re: Re: Re: what are we gonna do tonight BRAIN

    blog spam ?

    This seems like a personal problem. Take it up with Mike.

     

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    Chris (profile), Mar 22nd, 2010 @ 7:29am

    Ron Kirk

    There's quite a bit of chaff in this comment thread.

    I think the real issue here is that USTR Ron Kirk is as corrupt as they come.

     

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