Glyn Moody looks at the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" (ACTA)
in a Linux Journal article. This essentially secret (in the US, for "national security" reasons) treaty looks to implement a wide array of restrictions that the content "producers" are lobbying for. As one might guess, it is a vast expansion of copyright. "The second of these means that ISPs would become liable for copyright infringement committed by their users. The idea here is to force them to become copyright cops if they want to survive, and to shift the onus onto them for the policing of all digital content – a massive win for the media industries, which have hitherto shown themselves totally inept when it comes to trying to do the same.
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