ACTA-An International movement against free speech.
January 26, 2012 1 Comment
Here is a copy of the legislation. http://www.laquadrature.net/files/201001_acta.pdf
Essentially, this is an even more far reaching version of SOPA. An international agreement that allows the shut down of websites believed to be violating copyright laws. Essentially, this would apply to nearly any website.
Criticizing this as an end to free speech is entirely accurate. Any use or reference to copyrighted material will be made illegal with the passage of this law–which is happening behind closed doors. This means discussing books, ideas, news, people would be illegal. The law is written vaguely enough to obscure the true extent.
Please, spread the word. Let others know this is happening. The defeat of SOPA didn’t stop anything.