[LINK] itNews: 'Aust Govt defends against attacks on ACTA'
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Mar 20 15:21:08 EST 2012
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> [According to the usually reliable reporter below, DFAT says ACTA
> would not infringe people's civil liberties, the freedom of the
> Internet or require ISPs to monitor activities of individuals.
> [I've not done the hard yards of analysing the long series of drafts,
> let alone whatever the current iteration is. But my impression was
> the *opposite* of what DFAT says.
Linkers should read it for themselves. Especially if they or their
children/grand-children have smartphones.
Almost every Paragraph (including the footnotes) makes for edge of seat,
teeth grinding, knuckle whitening suspense. (Even the bit where Customs
can still sell the infringing goods that they confiscated as long as
they sell them without damaging the rights holders interests. HUH ???)
I'd like to see anyone explain how that one works.
One has to read the document in it's entirety to understand how the
elements have been distributed to obfuscate intent.
The content jumps all over the place. A masterpiece undoubtedly drafted
by the scriptwriters of Yes Minister.
Global conformity... Welcome to the 177th State, you know the one, it
used to be called the Land Down Under.
Two hundred years of independence, evolution of Government, refinement
of the law to suit our country and people, our traditions and the
uniqueness of what makes a good (unisex) bloke; lost at the stroke of a
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