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by Mike Masnick


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Please Keep The ACTA Debate Fact-Based

from the good-points dept

As we noted in our ACTA primer, there appeared to be a lot of misinformation spreading about the agreement -- which many people were comparing to SOPA/PIPA. While we appreciated that folks who had become interested in SOPA/PIPA were turning their attention to the (very problematic) ACTA, it didn't do anyone any good to spread misinformation. Tim Lee, over at Ars Technica, has taken it up a notch by putting together a very good debunking of some of the exaggerated statements that people are making against ACTA. There are plenty of serious problems with ACTA -- but it doesn't help if those opposed to ACTA are spreading misinformation. It merely aids ACTA supporters in their attempts to claim, incorrectly, that all of the opposition is ill-informed. So, please, to those out there working hard against ACTA, read the details carefully and focus on the real problems.

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    weneedhelp (profile), 31 Jan 2012 @ 8:21am

    I love it

    All the misinformation that get passed around from the supporters of SOPA/PIPA/ACTA... thats ok, but G forbid some opponents get some facts wrong and all of a sudden the sky is falling and we are all a bunch of freeloader, freetards. Nice. See above comment as a perfect example.
    Anonymous Coward, Jan 31st, 2012 @ 8:14am
    "spread the censorship lie" Yeah OK AC.

    If ACTA is passed, studio execs will be allowed to behead children and eat their entrails. Its true go see for yourself.

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