I found this link on an anti-ACTA site. It claims that this is the May 2011 FINAL DRAFT of ACTA. We shall have to wait and see if that is true. But here is the link. I haven’t been able to read it yet, but I will post on it once I have.
Click Here for the draft of ACTA
Please tell me what you think folks! And if ACTA offends your senses, take it up with your Representatives in the US Government!
These three bills and actions are only one reason for my call for a revolution. The US Government heard the voices of American Citizens en mass with a huge online protest against SOPA and PIPA. They still are going for the same legislation with ACTA, however they are going outside the realm of US Legislature to do so. ACTA uses a committee that can make changes with no public oversight, although supporting companies can make suggestions to changes. What this does is removes our ability to be involved in legislature that potentially blocks access to international hosts, kills freeware in its tracks and only serves to protect major businesses and their bottom line. This last part of my statement was my opinion based on my knowledge of the actual ACTA. The US Government is also preventing anyone from having most any details of ACTA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has made a request to review ACTA under the Freedom of Information Act, and the Obama Administration refused on the grounds of National Security. What I must wonder is what is the national security risk of the citizens knowing what they will be restricted to, or what the punishments and enforcement is going to be. We need to force the US Government to hear our voice on this.
Signed – Jon
The US Government recently posted THIS, but they also have been supporting ACTA. ACTA is an international version of SOPA and PIPA designed with no public oversight at all. In Fact, ACTA is designed to do the same thing as AOPA and PIPA, just without needing votes, since it is at the international government level. This is hippocracy plain and simple.
Signed – Jon