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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mais más notícias sobre o documento ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)

Há dias atrás já havia escrito sobre este tema, mas aqui fica mais informação a partir da ars technica sobre mais um meio que os grandes blocos económicos, USA, EU, Canada, Japan, se preparam para introduzir colocando mais uma vez de lado o direito à privacidade.

Estamos quase lá, já falta pouco para uma verdadeira Nova (Des)Ordem Mundial, o estado securitário está aos poucos a tornar-se realidade.

Mais informação na Wikileaks.

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral trade agreement that would impose strict enforcement of intellectual property rights related to Internet activity and trade in information-based goods. The agreement is being secretly negotiated by the governments of the United States, the European Commission, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, and Mexico.[1][2] If adopted at the 34th G8 summit in July 2008, the treaty would establish an international coalition against copyright infringement, imposing a strong, top-down enforcement regime of copyright laws in developed nations. The proposed agreement would allow border officials to search laptops, MP3 players, and cellular phones for copyright-infringing content. It would also impose new cooperation requirements upon internet service providers (ISPs), including perfunctory disclosure of customer information, and restrict the use of online privacy tools. The proposal specifies a plan to encourage developing nations to accept the legal regime.

The European Commission, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other government agencies have acknowledged participating in ACTA negotiations, but they have not released documents relating to the proposed agreement. Public interest advocates in Canada filed an access to information request but received only a document stating the title of the agreement, with everything else blacked out.[2] On May 22, 2008, a discussion paper about the proposed agreement was uploaded to Wikileaks, and newspaper reports about the secret negotiations quickly followed.[3][4][2][5]
The real ACTA threat (it's not iPod-scanning border guards)
A worldwide DMCA on steroids: now isn't that scarier—and way more plausible—than iPod-scanning airport guards?

The real ACTA threat (it's not iPod-scanning border guards)
Such was the predictable fallout from a leaked document outlining a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) being negotiated between the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, and other nations, and it has lead to a spate of lurid online accusations that border agents will soon be searching iPods and laptops for illicit copies of Zoolander. The reality is less thrilling but potentially more serious.

Michael Geist - U.S. Report Says ACTA Deal Gaining Steam
While Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian officials continue to remain mum about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a report out of the U.S. suggests that there is considerable reason for public concern. Congress Daily (sub req) quotes a high-level official from the USTR as indicating that the talks are gaining steam, with a binding international agreement likely by the end of the year. The USTR official continued by noting that the treaty will focus on international cooperation, enforcement practices, and a legal framework. The article confirms that the USTR comments are consistent with the document leaked last week that has led to front page headlines in Canada.
The real ACTA threat (it's not iPod-scanning border guards)
The real issues

What is interesting about ACTA is a different set of provisions. The first is one that would allow countries to bring criminal penalties against those who commit "willful infringements without motivation for financial gain to an extent as to prejudicially affect the copyright owner (e.g., Internet piracy)."
The real ACTA threat (it's not iPod-scanning border guards)
The document has lead Canadian legal scholar Michael Geist to write this week, "The effect of these reforms will dramatically reshape Canadian law with Prentice and Prime Minister Stephen Harper rolling out the red carpet for President George Bush's demands and leaving Canadians wondering how their consumer, property, and privacy rights suddenly disappeared."

1 comment:

Bruno said...

Se isso for realmente avante, acredito que irá originar algumas reacções menos positivas que vão ser sentidas online - mais ataques a servidores, etc.