Category Archives: Activism

My Blog: note to Branka Totić, director of the Serbian Intellectual Property Office, think outside the box re. #ACTA

From EurActive, we have an article entitled, “Serbia to adopt ACTA for EU membership: Official “. From that article: “Totić dismissed fears that ACTA could lead to infringement of citizens rights, privacy and data protection rules, arguing that national implementation and … Continue reading

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My Blog: “ACTA is a blessing in disguise for UK PLC”. Run that by me again … cc @_AskTheExperts_ @_JayMcGregor

I have some issues with the idea that “ACTA is a blessing in disguise for UK PLC” as stated in this article. Let me go through it in my usual style: From the article: “The World is on the brink … Continue reading

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La Quadrature Du Net’s “A Strategy Looking Through ACTA and Beyond” lacks outside-the-box vision.

La Quadrature Du Net has an article out today titled,  “A Strategy Looking Through ACTA and Beyond” that I have to say seem blinkered and lacking lateral thinking. From the article, “Over the last two weeks, events have radically altered … 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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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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