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EU ACTA Doc Shows Plans For Global DMCA, 3 Strikes 406

An anonymous reader writes "The European Commission analysis of ACTA's Internet chapter has leaked, indicating that the US is seeking to push laws that extend beyond the WIPO Internet treaties and beyond current European Union law. The document contains detailed comments on the US secret copyright treaty proposal, confirming the desire to promote a 'three-strikes and you're out' policy, a Global DMCA, harmonized contributory copyright infringement rules, and the establishment of an international notice-and-takedown policy."
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EU ACTA Doc Shows Plans For Global DMCA, 3 Strikes

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  • Re:Obama ? Come on ! (Score:2, Informative)

    by Walterk ( 124748 ) <dublet@ac[ ]rg ['m.o' in gap]> on Monday November 30, 2009 @12:57PM (#30271218) Homepage Journal

    Don't blame Obama, blame Biden: []

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 30, 2009 @12:57PM (#30271222)

    The Senate has to ratify a treaty.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur[.]

  • Re:Obama ? Come on ! (Score:4, Informative)

    by TheGratefulNet ( 143330 ) on Monday November 30, 2009 @01:09PM (#30271370)

    probably should not feed the troll, but let me remind you of one simple fact:

    as bad as obama is, the other choice would have fucked us over FAR WORSE.

    yes, obama is disappointing. but we could only guess the kinds of damage the other guys would have done. ..just some perspective. yes, obama sucks right now. but it could be FAR worse. not exactly a pleasant thought but it might help to give perspective.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 30, 2009 @01:19PM (#30271480)

    No; but we, by convention, use the term to refer to our collection of center-right corporatists without actively theocratic tendencies.

  • by tjstork ( 137384 ) <todd DOT bandrowsky AT gmail DOT com> on Monday November 30, 2009 @01:47PM (#30271834) Homepage Journal

    Exactly. Under US Law, a Treaty has nearly the power of a Constitutional Amendment, but none of the checks and balances

    Fixed that for myself.

  • Re:Means nothing. (Score:4, Informative)

    by locallyunscene ( 1000523 ) on Monday November 30, 2009 @01:52PM (#30271906)
    You mean like artists and entertainers before copyright came along and current artists and entertainers whose works are not covered by copyright?
  • by MBGMorden ( 803437 ) on Monday November 30, 2009 @03:09PM (#30272838)

    Absolutely right. County-wide ordinances here pretty specifically define things you can and can't do on your own property. Aside from the obvious things like not being able to open a business on your own property if it's zoned as residential, there's other things. Unless it's licensed as a junk yard you can not house "abandoned vehicles" - with abandoned vehicles literally defined as anything without a plate and taxes being paid.

    Even out in the rural areas you have to keep your grass cut to a certain level. There are noise ordinances (again, even if there's no house within miles) that specify how loud your property can be (either from things like music/partying or from heavy equipment - we actually ticket industrial factories on the noise ordinance more often than private residences). You also can't keep farm animals, even as pets, in certain zones. Wanna live in an RV for a while? Aside from mobile homes (of the large variety), RV's and "camper trailers" are not to be used as permanent dwellings - neither are boats (no matter how large or equipped they are).

    In today's society it's absolutely not the case anymore that you can do as you wish on your own property. Personally I see that as a negative, but it's the point we've come to. There are other negative things that I care more about that I'd rather work on fixing than this that's pretty low down on my list (and since I work for the local government supporting the systems that help enforce this is what keeps my paycheck coming in).

  • Re:Means nothing. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 30, 2009 @04:14PM (#30273868)
    I'm not sure we'd have had a Shakespeare if ihe lived in a age in which something like modern copyright had been enforced considering most of his works are based on the works of others.

    King Lear []

    There are others but I have to get back to work instead of googleing them for you.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan