[LINK] The Future of Copyright

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu Jun 12 17:12:52 AEST 2008

It seems reporting the negative effects of ACTA will be risky.

 From Wikileaks news:
"The US ACTA proposal has the effect of criminalizing primary source 
journalism sites that publish or even link to leaks, even non profit 
entities such as Wikileaks.

Many provisions of the US proposal are clearly intended to create
a world-wide "DMCA"--legislation which is notorious in the United
States for its suppression of digital press freedoms.

Since the ACTA vehicle is a treaty, Congressional or Parliamentry
oversight is likely to be minimal and constitutional protections

may be abridged."

David Boxall                         | "Cheer up" they said.
                                      | "Things could be worse."
                                      | So I cheered up and,
                                      | Sure enough, things got worse.
                                      |              --Murphy's musing

On 11/06/2008 at 4:20 PM Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Kim Holburn wrote:
> <snip>
> And Australia is chiming in
> <http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/acta/discussion-paper.html>
> More laws, more shifting goal posts, more draconian measures. Existing
> laws that control and prosecute the distribution of counterfeit goods
> and illegally copied works are not enough. We must continue until we
> legislate ourselves into a legal black hole with no way out.

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