Tag Archive for ACTA

Tech: ACTA About To Pass As CETA, SOPA To Pass In Chunks

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ACTA had been defeated, 478 to 39, in the European Parliament. This was an astounding victory for internet freedom. As I warned at the time, this was but a single battle in what promises to be a long, drawn out conflict, made necessary by the hands of the entertainment industry. However, over the next few…

ACTA Dealt Heavy Blow In EU Parliament

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In case you haven’t heard, the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been rejected by the European Parliament in a vote of 478 to 39 with 165 abstaining, with the only UK MEP voting in favour being Liberal Democrat, Bill Newton Dunn. Considering this is the party of Graham Watson, the MEP who boasts about his…

ACTA protest plans

I am gathering expressions of interest in attending, and leafletting, the ACTA demo on 9th June. The intention will be to reach out to other protestors as much as members of the public. Both audiences will not have normally dealt with or heard from Libertarians. It will be an opportunity to meet and socialise with…

Video: ACTA and Libertarianism

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Last weekend we found ourselves in Amsterdam’s Leidesplein just as the Europe-wide ACTA protest rolled into the square. We found a volunteer for a spur-of-the-moment on-the-spot interview. One week later, I collected my own thoughts on ACTA and committed them to video, posted above. This is what I had to say: First I’d like to…

Protest ACTA in London Tomorrow

Just like the pre-internet economy the fabric of the internet is not owned by any single party. It is an emergment property of the actions and choice of many different people who hold individual rights separately. Such is how society works in general. So, it is not without a little thought that I post in…