Saturday, May 1, 2010

Leaked Draft Of Secretive International Copyright Treaty: Internet Freedom Fears Confiirmed!

I wish to thank Noor, over at www.snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com, for coming across the material enclosed within this article that I am presenting here for my own readers to observe, and read in its entirety. THIS is very important, readers, and could spell the end to the Internet as a media source for truthful information. Here is the Snippits And Snappits article:

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

INTERNET FREEDOM FEARS CONFIRMED ~ LEAKED DRAFT OF SECRETIVE INTERNATIONAL COPYWRIGHT TREATY

Draft of Secretive International Copyright Treaty Leaked ~

Confirms Fears About Internet Freedom

On the table: losing Internet access due to infringement allegations, and widespread data sharing across national borders.

April 20, 2010
The Tyee
By Michael Geist

Negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) resumed last week in Wellington, New Zealand, with Canada, the United States, the European Union, and a handful of other countries launching the eighth round of talks.

While even the most optimistic ACTA supporters do not expect to conclude an agreement before the end of the year, the next five days may prove to be a pivotal point in the negotiations since over the past several weeks, there have been two major leaks that could dramatically alter the still-secret discussions.


The first leak was an internal Dutch government document chronicling the positions of each ACTA participant on treaty transparency. The level of ACTA secrecy is highly unusual for an agreement focused on intellectual property issues, leading to a steady stream of parliamentary resolutions and political demands for transparency coming from around the globe.

US insists on keeping treaty secret

The standard response to transparency criticisms from many governments (including Canada) was to claim that they favored releasing the ACTA text to the public, but that other unnamed countries did not. Since there was no consensus, the text could not be released.

The Dutch leak succeeded in blowing the issue wide open by identifying precisely which countries posed barriers to transparency.

The document identified the U.S., Singapore, South Korea, and a trio of European countries as the remaining holdouts. Once publicly identified, the European countries quickly reversed their positions.

The E.U. now unanimously supports the releasing of the text alongside Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland. With the outing of the transparency issue, it will fall to the U.S., which is widely viewed as the critical stumbling block, to justify its insistence on keeping the treaty secret.

Maintaining support for secrecy also faces a second pressure point ~ the second major leak was a copy of the draft agreement itself. In other words, while countries maintain official positions of treaty secrecy, a draft is readily available for anyone with Internet access. Because the text has not been officially released, however, government officials have refused to comment on substantive provisions revealed by the leaked document.

Identifying the opposition to transparency may have been welcome news, but the availability of the leaked text was more bittersweet. On the one hand, ACTA watchers were grateful for the opportunity to see first-hand what has been discussed behind closed doors for the past three years.

Three strikes and you're out?On the other, the text confirmed many fears about the substance of ACTA. If adopted in its current form, the treaty would have a significant impact on the Internet, leading some countries to adopt three-strikes-and-you're-out policies that terminate subscriber access due to infringement allegations, increasing legal protection for digital locks, mandating new injunction powers, implementing statutory damages provisions worldwide, and engaging in widespread data sharing across national borders.

Moreover, ACTA may live as an institution that potentially replaces some of the responsibilities currently performed by the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization. Canada drafted the institutional chapter, which envisions an oversight council, secretariat, dispute resolution, and technical assistance to developing countries.

While some countries insist ACTA will not change their domestic laws, the leaked text suggests that this is very unlikely since there remains considerable disagreement on some provisions. In fact, the New Zealand round of talks may mark the first time countries seriously begin to bargain on key provisions, setting up a week that may go a long way to determine the future scope of the treaty.

Michael Geist, whose column on digital policy and law runs every Tuesday on The Tyee, holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He can reached atmgeist@uottawa.ca or online at www.michaelgeist.ca.


NTS Notes: It is absolutely no wonder that the criminal Zionist Jews in charge of most governments want the Internet subdued. The Internet has been the only truthful outlet available that exposes these criminals and all of their criminal activities! Without the information that people are able to get from sites, such as mine and Noors, there would be no truth due to the fact that the so called "Mainstream" media sources are all fully controlled by the same group of sinister Zionist Jews!

Again, I want to thank Noor for her tireless efforts in getting information such as this out for readers to view and to get the truth. Please spread this information around, and get the word out. True freedom of information, and the truth itself, is now under fire and may shortly end!

More to come

NTS

3 comments:

goldenlimits said...

NORTHERNTRUTHSEEKER,

Thank you for the beautifully presented article. You are not the only one sickened by the purposefully propagated lies of the main-stream media. Indeed, the Zionist Jews are behind the proposed changes, and it is no surprise that the US is one of the countries opposed to transparency. The Zionists are in control of all levels of government in the US.
Noor Al_Haqiqa of http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2010/04/disgusting-face-of-zionist-jihad.html has used one of the articles I wrote for Sabbah Report (Anait Brutian http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/author/anait-brutian/). I also write for Live Journal
(Golden Limits, Live Journal http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com), where I have posted the following papers:
The Truth http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/04/27/
Anti-Semitism versus Anti-Goyism http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/04/27/
Chosen People, Superior Race, Master Race or Jewish Chauvinism http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/04/27/
The Crime of Chicken Terrorism http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/04/27/
Testing the Waters with East Jerusalem http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/04/29/
Who Benefited from the War on Terror? http://goldenlimits.livejournal.com/2010/05/03/
You can read these papers on:
Divine Justice Argue with Every One http://www.arguewitheveryone.com/search.php?searchid=156793
I also post on Friend Feed
(Divine Justice, Friend Feed http://friendfeed.com/divinejustice) and on Twitter
(Anait Brutian, Twitter http://twitter.com/AnaitBrutian).
Feel free to use whatever material you find useful in these resources,
Fellow Canadian Blogger Anait Brutian

Anait Brutian said...

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The Ominous Vortex of Illuminism – Part 2* http://justproportion.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/the-ominous-vortex-of-illuminism-%e2%80%93-part-2/
The Ominous Vortex of Illuminism – Part 3* http://justproportion.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/the-ominous-vortex-of-illuminism-%e2%80%93-part-3/
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The Ominous Vortex of Illuminism – Part 5* http://justproportion.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/the-ominous-vortex-of-illuminism-%e2%80%93-part-5/
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The Ominous Vortex of Illuminism – Part 7* http://justproportion.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/the-ominous-vortex-of-illuminism-part-7/
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The Ominous Vortex of Illuminism – Part 10* http://justproportion.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/the-ominous-vortex-of-illuminism-%e2%80%93-part-10/
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