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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 …

TPP Now Has A $25K Bounty On Its Head TPP Now Has A $25K Bounty On Its Head

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 Gets Ratified In Japan During The Night ACTA Gets Ratified In Japan During The Night

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 …

SOPA And ACTA Are Back For Another Round SOPA And ACTA Are Back For Another Round
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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 …

USTR Announces New Copyright Provision For TPP USTR Announces New Copyright Provision For TPP

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 …

European Parliament Votes Against ACTA European Parliament Votes Against ACTA
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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 Isn't Going To Go Down Without A Fight ACTA Isn't Going To Go Down Without A Fight
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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 Rejected By International Trade Committee ACTA Rejected By International Trade Committee

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 Rears Its Head Again As It Nears Vote ACTA Rears Its Head Again As It Nears Vote
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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 …

ACTA Rejection Picking Up Steam In Europe ACTA Rejection Picking Up Steam In Europe

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 Does Not Praise ACTA Rejection Dutch Pirate Party Does Not Praise 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 …

ACTA Shot Down By Dutch House Of Representatives ACTA Shot Down By Dutch House Of Representatives

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 Make It Past November TPP Might Not Make It Past November

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 Is On the Road to Ratification ACTA Is On the Road to Ratification

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, …

European Data Protection Supervisor Says No To ACTA European Data Protection Supervisor Says No To ACTA

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 Only Shares What You Want It To CISPA Only Shares What You Want It To

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 …

ACTA Is Dying, But It Will Be Back ACTA Is Dying, But It Will Be Back

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 – …