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The bad news… Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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A leaked document on Wikileaks reveals a proposed treaty to limit the privacy and rights of internet users. Included in the document is the so called “Pirate Bay killer” clause, designed to criminalize the non-profit facilitation of unauthorized information exchange on the internet. This clause would also have implications for transparency and primary source journalism sites such as Wikileaks itself. This quote from the individual who leaked the document is really scary:

a treaty of this form would impose a strong, top-down enforcement regime imposing new cooperation requirements upon ISPs, including perfunctory disclosure of customer information, as well as measures restricting the use of online privacy tools

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Written by narindajane

May 25, 2008 at 7:57 am

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