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Posted 1/27/12
its only a matter of time that some one creates a new world wide web, a web for the people, by the people, as one entity, a World server not bound by borders or boundaries no one will have IP addresses or gateways just one collective connection, and we will call it LEGION!
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Posted 1/27/12
The saddest thing is that a lot of bills have already been approved some time ago. And those are just the amendments. Take for example Digital Economy Act 2010 passed here in UK. Even though it hasn't been used to my knowledge against people it still exist. Let's hope ACTA will get the same approach and it will just exist in case things go very wrong.
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Posted 1/28/12

Aelaruilitae wrote:

The saddest thing is that a lot of bills have already been approved some time ago. And those are just the amendments. Take for example Digital Economy Act 2010 passed here in UK. Even though it hasn't been used to my knowledge against people it still exist. Let's hope ACTA will get the same approach and it will just exist in case things go very wrong.


Even if that is the case there's always that one bastard who will use it for their own tyrannical benefit. Or maybe I just watch too many movies.
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Posted 1/28/12

Aelaruilitae wrote:

The saddest thing is that a lot of bills have already been approved some time ago.


Such as ACTA....in September 2011.

You people wanted hope and change, so I hope you're happy now.

http://www.webpronews.com/president-obama-doesnt-support-sopa-but-signs-acta-2012-01

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Posted 1/28/12
http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_save_the_internet_spread/?copy
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23 / M / Shinagawa
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Posted 1/28/12
This has started quite a debate... I will say, no to ACTA
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Posted 1/28/12
Don't forget to say no to OPEN.

Seriously, all they gotta do is make it say OPEN and then people suddenly think it's ok...
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Posted 1/29/12 , edited 1/29/12
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2012/01/26/uk-signs-acta-as-activists-urge-resistance-40094914/

"Although ACTA is primarily concerned with the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR), its designation as a trade treaty meant it could be negotiated behind closed doors. This lengthy process, led by the US and Japan, was exposed in a series of leaks — some via Wikileaks — that revealed what was going on."

So just becaus it`s classified as a trade treaty the politicians can sign it without listening to the people in the country.
The politician system in EU really needs to be changed.
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Posted 1/29/12
You'd have to think that when Japan decides to take lead with the U.S. on something, it has to be because something isn't right... such as the amount of anime, manga, games, etc. that are being pirated...
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Posted 1/29/12

goodtobeme wrote:

its only a matter of time that some one creates a new world wide web, a web for the people, by the people, as one entity, a World server not bound by borders or boundaries no one will have IP addresses or gateways just one collective connection, and we will call it LEGION!
I'm not sure how you intend to network computers without some way for them to address each other, but I2P and Freenet are web replacement candidates(as are Tor's hidden services).
Posted 1/29/12
On a slightly different note...

How the heck can the Internet be a 'human right?'

I can understand saying that access to information might be considered a right, but when you start specifying new technologies that require monetary expenditure and enormous infrastructure just to be maintained, how is it a 'right' in a meaningful sense?

That would be like saying "A car that gets absolutely no less than 10km/liter of petrol is an inalienable human right."

It seems an abuse of the term 'right,' to the point of making it meaningless.
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Posted 1/29/12 , edited 1/29/12
https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/just-say-no-to-acta
Sign it.

If we don`t stop them now, the next thing they`ll do is probably a bill that where the cops can arrest anyone that supports Anonymous :P
And anyone that speaks against the government.
It wouldn`t suprise me if they did.
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Posted 1/29/12
Slow on the uptake, Indefinite Detention, Japan arrests people who uploads anime/manga, lolpetitions, etc. etc.

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