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Japan Might Drop Its Support For TPP

Japan Might Drop Its Support For TPP

By Zach Walton February 5, 2013

It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. All we knew was that the secret negotiations were still ongoing, but no public statement had been made for a few months. Now the silence has …

Bounty For TPP Text Is Up To $25,000 Bounty For TPP Text Is Up To $25,000

From the onset, TPP has always been the worst of the big trade agreements and copyright laws. It’s so bad because we know next to nothing about it. All the leaked text from the document are months old and have …

ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests

The key to a democratic government’s continued strength is that all its dealings are made in the open with input from its citizens. That has not been the case with ACTA. Citizens of the European Union force the discussion out …

Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back Guess Who’s Back? SOPA And ACTA Are Sneaking Into Law Behind Your Back
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The Internet has won the fight. SOPA and ACTA are both dead after having been eviscerated by the combined powers of the world coming together to fight for what they believe in – basic digital human rights. We can now …

With ACTA Dead, TPP Shapes Up To Avoid The Same Fate With ACTA Dead, TPP Shapes Up To Avoid The Same Fate

The internet is still rejoicing after last week’s win over ACTA. The European Parliament overwhelmingly voted down the treaty which effectively kills it for the time being. It will be back later, but the Internet can celebrate another win for …

ACTA: European Parliament Votes Against Controversial Agreement ACTA: European Parliament Votes Against Controversial Agreement
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ACTA, the anti-piracy treaty many felt was a treat to our individual rights, has been shut down by the European Parliament, much to the dismay of those who lobbied endlessly in favor of the agreement. When all was said and …

ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not ACTA Is Going To Be Passed Whether You Like It Or Not
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ACTA is almost dead. The treaty is heading towards the European Parliament next week where many people feel that it will be rejected after four committees rejected it as well. It will also receive a ruling from the European Court …

ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote ACTA Now On Life Support, May Not Make It Through Vote

Warriors of the Internet have good reason to be relieved today. ACTA got hit with a rejection so big that it may sway the vote in the Internet’s favor. It seems that people actually going outside and protesting on behalf …

ACTA Supporters Might Resort To Dirty Tactics For Approval ACTA Supporters Might Resort To Dirty Tactics For Approval
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The response to ACTA throughout Europe has been the stuff of legends. People from all walks of life have taken to the streets to protest the amendments in the treaty that only help to serve copyright industries while hurting the …

Three European Parliament Committees Reject ACTA Three European Parliament Committees Reject ACTA

The momentum for ACTA appears to be dying as more and more European entities and officials reject that particular form of Internet regulation for the sake of protecting copyrights and intellectual properties. Recently, the Netherlands joined in on the anti-ACTA …

Dutch Pirate Party Scoffs At ACTA Rejection Dutch Pirate Party Scoffs At ACTA Rejection

While the Dutch Parliament’s rejection of the ACTA treaty may be treated as good news by some, according to the Dutch Pirate Party, the move can be viewed as grandstanding on the part of Dutch officials who are up for …

The Netherlands Shoots Down ACTA The Netherlands Shoots Down ACTA

We here in the U.S. have been far too focused on CISPA lately and for good reason. It has the potential to encroach essential freedoms all in the name of stopping cyber attacks. We must not forget our friends in …

TPP Might Not Live To See Next Year TPP Might Not Live To See Next Year

With all the recent talk about CISPA and ACTA, it seems like we’ve been forgetting about our old friend TTP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. For those who need a recap, TPP is essentially ACTA for the U.S. and Pacific nations. The …

ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament

Although the treaty has been rejected by some prominent members and advisors of the European Parliament, the ratification process is underway. No, this doesn’t mean ACTA will be ratified by parliament members, but it does mean that, despite on-record rejections, …

ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor ACTA Is A Threat To Privacy Says European Data Protection Supervisor

While the socially connected in the United States are focusing on subjects like CISPA, Kony 2012, and, apparently, something called “2 Chainz,” our friends across the pond are still dealing with ACTA, and the implications it represents. While the treaty …

CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All

What I’m about to say may shock you. So if you’re a sensitive user of the Internet, you may want to go back to Reddit and look at funny pictures to soothe your soul. Here it goes: I don’t think …

Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works? Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works?

We reported on Monday that ACTA is dying, slowly and painfully. It received its death knell when David Martin MEP suggested that ACTA be rejected altogether. While not a definitive sign of its death, just trust me on this – …