Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scary secret treaties are forming

Most consumers and citizens around the world don't know this, but behind very closed doors, the governments of the world are meeting to secretly craft a global set of laws known as ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The players in this gathering would have you believe that all they are trying to do is rid the world of the ability to steal intellectual property (copyright and trademarked material). What they're not telling you is the extreme measures they are negotiating to secure such a world order.

This post in BoingBoing and the article it leads to might give you a glimpse into the deals being made in secret, all for the sake of protecting copyright. Under this new cloak of protectionism, all it would take is a baseless accusation to not only sever your ties to the online world, but nuke any online presence you might have enjoyed up to that point. No due process, no trial, no argument.

Be afraid.

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