Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Blog: Comments on #INTA #ACTA Workshop (#ACTAws) – the #IPR and Copyright Enforcement Treaty

[oops, I've Published a draft, will add to this post later ...] (The workshop can be viewed here or downloaded (1.7 Gb) and played in VLC open source media player here. Thanks to François Revol @mmu_man for those.)   Commissioner for … Continue reading

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My Blog: #ACTA fight at #TRIPs meeting at #WTO in #Geneva. A huge headache for many..

ACTA is causing palpitations higher up the elite food chain. From grass roots internet activists, through Civil Society, through academics, parliamentarians and now international trade delegations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Yesterday (01/Mar/2012), there was a TRIPs (Trade-Related Aspects of … Continue reading

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My Blog: Right to Privacy vs ‘Right to Snoop’. A workshop before the net-war intensifies in our Surveilance society..

Over recent months due to a myriad of reasons, citizens’ internet (netizens) rights have been high on the political and news agenda. We have had Internet Blackout Day to protest US legislation SOPA and PIPA. We have had massive demonstration concerning ACTA, … Continue reading

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My Blog: Increased risk of #Extradition via #ACTA Harsh Interpretation and Implementation would make it easier.

Expanding in my initial perhaps tin-foil cap view yesterday regarding extradition via ACTA. A refresh of what European Commissioner Karel De Gucht said (and my comments, from early-hours-of-this-morning post: http://awbmaven.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/karel-de-gucht-1st-exchange-of-views-about-acta-at-inta-29th-feb-2012/ ), “ACTA states that countries signing up may give their intellectual property enforcement … Continue reading

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Karel De Gucht 1st Exchange of Views about #ACTA at #INTA 29th Feb 2012

The text of his speech is linked to below: “Karel De Gucht European Commissioner for Trade ACTA – State of Play 1st Exchange of Views with the Committee for International Trade of the European Parliament Brussels, 29 February 2012“ http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/12/136&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=enContinue reading

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