Mexican Senator Drafts Resolution Asking Government To Reject ACTA

from the no-firmar-dicho-acuerdo dept

We're now a few weeks into "open season" on the final final version of ACTA, so expect to see random stories planted by certain folks about how "important" it is to sign the document and "live up to our international obligations." Most of the countries involved will likely sign, unfortunately, but it looks like there's at least some protest in Mexico. SinkDeep points us to the news that a Senator has introduced a bill instructing the government not to sign the agreement (Google translation from the original Spanish). I have no idea if this sort of proposal is likely to get any traction, but it's at least nice to see some concern from politicians.


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    Donnicton, Jun 15th, 2011 @ 4:44am

    Any way we can spin it as being for the children?

     

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      The eejit (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 5:34am

      Re:

      Yes, children do not need, want or ask for it. Just like Payment Protection Insurance.

       

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      DannyB (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 6:00am

      Think of the children!

      Think of the children of authors who once wrote something, expecting copyright to expire before the heat death of the universe.

      How will their children make any money if we don't create tools to monitor and suppress free communication, criminalize everyone on the planet, and put the burden of enforcement and liability onto other unrelated parties?

      Think of the artist's children's children's children!

       

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    Jay (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 5:42am

    Glad to see the push back for transparency.

     

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    Richard (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 7:06am

    The dark side

    Maybe he is worried that Mexico might have to reduce its ridiculously long copyright terms (look them up - they are close to being the worst in the world!)

     

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      DH's Love Child (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 7:18am

      Re: The dark side

      Actually, the rest of the world would have to ratchet theirs up. That's the beauty of ACTA, it makes the whole f***ing world have to work to the worst copyright terms. That's why there's so much support from the RIAA's and their ilk.

       

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    SINKDEEP, Jun 15th, 2011 @ 1:34pm

    Hey Mike, thanks for bringing attention to this :)

    Senador Castellon is the only official that has been supporting the civil society opposition. Next week they will held a final round of the Working Group that the Mexican Senate organized to hear all "stakeholders"

    You never know what happens, but the mexican government is on fire and woudl be stupid to fire up officially another war...unless they really want the country to explode, i think they will think twice to sign ACTA.

    Let see... and yes. we are officially the country with the worst IP laws.

    100 years of copyright and solitude yo.

     

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      Derek Kerton (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 1:53pm

      Re: Lost in translation

      La problema con lo que dijiste es que "is on fire", en los EU, significa "esta logrando al maximo". Como un portero que para cada pelota "is on fire".

      So I think by "is on fire" you mean, "is a disaster". Right?

       

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    Derek Kerton (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 1:49pm

    Badges?

    What did he say?

    "ACTA? We don' need no stinkin' ACTA!"

     

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    slander (profile), Jun 15th, 2011 @ 5:37pm

    Unfortunately, I don't see it succeeding.


    1. Big Media lets it be known that if this passes, they will refuse to buy any more cocaine from Mexico.

    2. Mexican drug cartels pressure the government to approve ACTA.

    3. ACTA passes.

    4. ???

    5. PROFIT!

     

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