Sunday, January 29, 2012

Have you heard of ACTA if not you should?

ACTA or Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is an international agreement targeting intellectual property piracy. Sounds like a good thing right but there is so much more to this. It would require ISP and individual websites to monitor and prosecute copyright infringement. ACTA's is bigger than SOPA or PIPA its written to stop the spread and counterfeit or pirated goods or sites with links to pirated products or material. What that means is any website with copyright or pirated material or links would be outlawed. This is the beginning of government control and censorship of the internet and quite alarming to me.

I have included some info below on ACTA and in the future will be expanding on the current status and dangers.

Copy of the actual ACTA agreement.
Consolidated Text Copy of the ACTA Agreement

Very informative article including a 43 minute video including Congressman Darryl Issa at the World Econimic Forum 2012
Mashable: ACTA is more Dangerous than SOPA 

Background information on ACTA
22 Countries in the EU and the US have already signed ACTA