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ACTA Treaty Released 205

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the shrouded-in-mystery dept.
roju writes "The full text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was released today. It differs from the earlier leaks in that the negotiating stance of each country has been scrubbed. Preliminary analysis is up at Ars, which warns that 'Several sections of the ACTA draft show that rightsholders can obtain an injunction just by showing that infringement is "imminent," even if it hasn't happened yet.'"
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ACTA Treaty Released

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  • by Errol backfiring (1280012) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @09:52AM (#31922204) Journal
    Well, if the law starts breaking the law (like privacy laws here), things start getting really messy!
  • by Thanshin (1188877) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @09:54AM (#31922218)

    Actually, you don't have to stop being a criminal; what you must stop is to be going to be a criminal.

    If you're not going to be a criminal, you've got nothing to fear.

    This kind of law is the only way to stop going to be criminals. I hope all going to be criminals go to jail as soon as possible.

    What I'm afraid of, now is what can we possibly do against those insidious people who will be going to be criminals in the future.

    Think of the going to be going to be criminals! They're going to be going to harm your child! Probably!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @10:13AM (#31922486)

    Clearly, the MPAA and the RIAA have combined their R&D teams and now have their own Pre-Cog Division headed by Tom Cruise. This treaty will just allow them to operate with support from the law.

  • by jollyreaper (513215) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @10:18AM (#31922560)

    "Several sections of the ACTA draft show that rightsholders can obtain an injunction just by showing that infringement is "imminent," even if it hasn't happened yet."

    Isn't that called "prior restraint"?

    Pre-crime. And your eyeballs are latent copyright infringement devices. They're gonna have to do something about that.

  • by myspace-cn (1094627) on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @12:14PM (#31924686)

    How do you sue someone for "potential infringement"?

    Let's see , I'm holding up a Hamer connected to a Marshall stack, and you tell me the words, "Smoke On the Water." And before the buuum buuum baaaa buuum buuum baaaa bah can come out the signal is cut and a lawsuit is deposited into your e-INBOX.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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