ACTA




Hollande Government drops controversial 'Hadopi Law' - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • France: "the 'three strikes' anti-piracy measure, introduced under Nicolas Sarkozy"

 

 

 

 

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  • "would have cut off users' access to the Internet"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the French anti-piracy law that would disconnect those suspected of copyright infringement"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "has been overturned and replaced"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "mired in controversy, the "Hadopi law" succumbed to the pressure of the entertainment industry"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "users were first sent two written warnings, in what was called a "graduated response", and if they did not reply their Internet connection would be cut off on the final warning"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "instead of handing heavy punishments to individual users, the government is looking towards penalising "commercial piracy""

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Hadopi law was introduced in 2009 by the then president, Nicolas Sarkozy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the government has spent millions on the agency that patrols the system"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "during its implementation, it only ever fined one individual150, disconnecting their Internet access for 15 days"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ A C T A

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  • "ACTA was a proposed multinational treaty for international standards of intellectual property rights"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • European Parliament: "the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs), including patent, trademark, and copyright law"

 

 

 

 

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  • "must be accomplished in a manner that does not impede innovation or personal data protection"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US: ACTA Proposal - US cable - 2006: LINK ¤ 06TOKYO3567

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  • "Japanese Trade and Foreign Ministry officials expressed support for the US proposal"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Japanese side would like to learn more about what exactly"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the US wants to include in the agreement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Japanese officials wanted to know more about what standards"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and core concepts the US considered essential"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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comment US:



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  • "Japanese officials had to be reminded several times"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the US expected Japan"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to take the lead jointly with the US"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in sharing the proposal with other countries"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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France's Internet Law - US cable - 2009: LINK ¤ 09PARIS559

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  • "France's law, that would deny users access to the Internet after three piracy violations"

 

 

 

 

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  • "was torpedoed by the National Assembly"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • France's "three-strikes" HADOPI-Law: "there was some disagreement within the majority over a stipulation"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that requires users who have been disconnected from the Internet"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to continue paying their ISP contracts (internet service provider)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Socialist opposition, some UMP MPs, and consumers groups said"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was a greater level of discontent over the bill"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US industry views:



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  • "US industry continues to watch the bill closely"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "motion picture association of America (MPAA) president Robert Pisano told us"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the graduated response law is "very important" for them"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the recording industry of America has expressed similar sentiments"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "users caught downloading illegal content would first receive an e-mail warning"

 

 

 

 

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  • "following a second "strike," users would receive a (computer-generated) warning letter"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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European Parliament
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ACTA: LINK ¤ EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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  • "the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, was rejected by the European Parliament"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "by 478 votes to 39, with 165 abstentions"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "David Martin, the MEP responsible for steering ACTA dossier through Parliament:"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the intended benefits of this international agreement are far outweighed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "by the potential threats to civil liberties"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "given the vagueness of certain aspects of the text and the uncertainty over its interpretation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European Parliament cannot guarantee adequate protection for citizens' rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement - PDF: LINK ¤ ACTA


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article 27 - enforcement:


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  • "a party may provide its competent authorities with the authority to order an online service provider to disclose"

 

 

 

 

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  • "expeditiously to a right holder information sufficient to identify a subscriber whose account was allegedly used for infringement"

 

 

 

 

 

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article 36 - the Acta committee:



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  • "the committee may amend the rules and procedures"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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La Quadrature du Net: LINK ¤ LA QUADRATURE DU NET

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  • "ACTA would impose new criminal sanctions pushing Internet actors"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to cooperate with the entertainment industries"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to monitor and censor online communications, bypassing the judicial authority"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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European Academics on ACTA - PDF: LINK ¤ EUROPEAN ACADEMICS

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  • "contrary to the European Commission's repeated statements"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "certain ACTA provisions are not entirely compatible with EU law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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European Parliament's President on ACTA - BBC: LINK ¤ B B C

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  • Martin Schulz: "I don't find it good in its current form"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the balance between copyright protection"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the individual rights of Internet users"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "is only very inadequately anchored in this agreement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EU-Parlament hat ernsthafte Probleme mit ACTA - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "es hat fehlende Transparenz bei den Verhandlungen gegeben"

 

 

 

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  • "mit einigen Aspekten des nun vorliegenden Textes gibt es "ernsthafte Probleme""

 

 

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  • "begründete der Parlamentsberichterstatter David Martin die Entscheidung"

 

 

 

 

 

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EU lässt Acta von Gericht prüfen - FAZ: LINK ¤ F A Z

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  • EU-Justizkommissarin Viviane Reding: "Copyright-Schutz kann niemals"

 

 

 

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  • "eine Aufhebung der Meinungs- oder Informationsfreiheit rechtfertigen"

 

 

 

 

 

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ACTA - FutureZone - ORF: LINK ¤ FUTUREZONE - ORF

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  • "nach den letzten bekanntgewordenen Entwürfen sollen die Provider für die Inhalte in ihren Netzen verantwortlich gemacht werden"

 

 

 

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  • "die USA streben mit ACTA eine Internationalisierung ihrer Copyright-Gesetzgebung an"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACTA - Wikipedia DE: LINK ¤ A C T A

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  • "das Anti-Produktpiraterie-Handelsabkommen war ein geplantes multilaterales Handelsabkommen"

 

 

 

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  • "EDRi, eine internationale Vereinigung von Bürgerrechtsinitiativen, sieht ACTA als eine Aushebelung grundlegender Rechtsprinzipien"

 

 

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  • "die Förderung der Zusammenarbeit privater Firmen zur Durchsetzung des Abkommens könnte dazu führen"

 

 

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  • "dass mutmaßliche Rechtsverletzungen von Akteuren außerhalb der Justizsysteme verfolgt und bestraft werden"

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