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ACTA remix: What is the Trans Pacific Partnership ?

Posted on August 23, 2012

I’ve fought against ACTA for a long time in this very blog. Often it seemed futile, as much as anything because no one outside a very small group of people even knew it was happening. The secrecy was such that Canada’s elected representatives — our Members of Parliament — were not allowed to know anything […]

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European Union ⇒ Stop Acta: Infographic

Posted on February 11, 2012

Canadians can tell our government to say “no” to Bill C-11, the so-called “Copyright Modernization” law. The worst bits of C-11 are undoubtedly tied to ACTA. Unfortunately Canada has already signed the secret ACTA Trade agreement in spite of the fact that most of Canada is only hearing about it now. But the people of […]

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European Digital Rights: 10 European Commission myths about ACTA

Posted on February 10, 2012

About ACTA at the Polish PM Chancellery A few weeks ago a million Polish citizens hit the streets to protest ACTA. It’s not surprising that Poland would be leading the push against the secret ACTA agreement, because Poland well knows the price of repression. Read: An interview for CNN iReport about Polish citizens vs ACTA […]

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Highlights

Posted on February 8, 2011

by Sharon Polsky President and CEO — AM¡NAcorp.ca National Chair — CAPAPA ACTA is an international agreement hammered out by a handful of countries (led by the US, including Canada) that requires signatories to create civil and criminal law to give force and effect to ACTA. ACTA is intended as a global standard to ‘protect’ […]

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Did ACTA pass?

Posted on October 4, 2010

The short answer is No. But that is not the same as saying they have given up. First, I want to offer a word of thanks to the brave anonymous souls who took the risks necessary to leak the ACTA Texts throughout. It’s good to know there are some people left in some of our […]

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ACTA Conspiracy Theory

Posted on September 7, 2010

The latest round in the ACTA talks has finished and KEI (Knowledge Ecology International) has released the leaked version of the text, which seems somewhat toned down. Still, it isn’t over yet. Nor is this an official version. Obviously the USTR (United States Trade Representative) is aware that there have been many ACTA leaks. It […]

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Tell Vic Everything: Stop The ITU Internet Coup

Posted on December 2, 2012

Governments around the world are seeking to assume control of Internet Governance through the International Telegraph Union. Oh, wait, the organization changed its name to International Telecommunication Union (I.T.U.) in attempt to deal with modern telecommunications issues. An essential problem, however, is that the organization itself continues to function as it did in the 19th […]

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What Has President Obama Accomplished?

Posted on June 25, 2012

I stumbled on this blog post: The Immoral Minority: Fifty two percent of Americans believe the President has not accomplished “very much.” Fifty two percent of Americans are morons. I had to answer, but I suspect that my comment won’t be posted. Since it’s big enough to be a post of it’s own, I’m publishing […]

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U.S. Expanding Cross-border Police Integration With Canada & Asset Forfeiture Sharing

Posted on June 6, 2012

[Note: this was posted as a comment by Ross Wolf but I thought it deserved its own post.] Concurrent with Obama’s proposed law legalizing and expanding cross-border police integration in North America, Canadians recently introduced Commons Bill C-30 — touted to protect children on the Internet— which would also give any Canadian police officer — […]

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Meet CISPA, Son of SOPA

Posted on April 17, 2012

The EU is fighting the secret ACTA trade agreement, while India seeks to pass an Internet Censorship law. Surprised? SOPA isn’t dead, just redesigned. Meet CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which picks up where SOPA left off. Similar legislation is being rushed into law by countries all over the world, including Canada, […]

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