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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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My Blog: Reply to Philippe de Buck regarding #EC not being happy #EP is referring #ACTA to #ECJ cc @StopACTAnow

Philippe de Buck from the European Commission has written a letter to ACTA Rappateur David Martin MEP.  Here is a link to that letter: http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASCAP/Pages/Business%20Europe.pdf I will comment on the bulk of his letter: “The European Commission has announced that it … Continue reading

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My Blog: My observations of the #ACTA related #INTA meetings today, 28 Feb 2012

OK, the day started late for me as I was catching up late into the night finishing off a request for an urbandictionary.com definition for “BRPF“: http://awbmaven.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/my-blog-brpfs-belligerent-radicalized-proselytizing-fundamentalist-the-enemy-of-humanity-brpf/ First up was the Committee on International Trade INTA news conference hosted by European Parliament rapporteur for INTA, David … Continue reading

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My Blog: EU-US Passenger Data Agreement (#PNR), trans-national #EU data transfers. #URGENT #ACTION

Today, we have a report on a meeting regarding the proposed “EU-US Passenger Data Agreement” (also called the Passenger Name Records, or PNR). From that report, “Does the EU-US passenger data deal offer enough safeguards for EU citizens? Is the balance between … Continue reading

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My Blog: BRPF’s – #Belligerent #Radicalized #Proselytizing #Fundamentalist, the enemy of #Humanity #BRPF

I think it about time to write on my blog about a useful label I coined to categorize whom in humanity I think is the “enemy”. Before you can stand up to your enemy, you need a way of identifying … Continue reading

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My Blog: Tips for Activists – Inform, Enable, and Incite to Action. Observations of anti-#ACTA demo in #Vienna #Feb25 #IPRED

I attended the anti-ACTA demonstration in Vienna on Saturday 25th February 2012: https://www.facebook.com/events/185713728201250/ I had already attended the anti-ACTA demonstration in Vienna on Saturday 11th February 2012. On the 11th, it was very cold and I estimate the attendence at 5000. On … Continue reading

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My blog: “Don’t Be Naïve about Anonymous or the Occupy Movement”: my observations and comments.

I have just finished reading an article about Anonymous from a sworn defender of the United States of America. I am not shocked, not any more. I am sad and a feel quite sorry for Robin Jackson, people like him, and … Continue reading

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