Before the American people were protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act, the president managed to sign an international treaty which would permit foreign companies to demand that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) remove web content in the United States without any legal oversight. Entitled the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the treaty was signed by Obama on October 1, 2011, but it is currently a subject of discussion because the White House is circulating a petition demanding that senators ratify the treaty.Please bookmark!
What’s worse is that the White House has done some maneuvering — characterizing the treaty as an "executive agreement" — thereby bypassing approval by members of Congress.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Obama Ratifies ACTA Without Congress
Not only is this (likely) illegal and irrefutably unethical, ACTA is potentially worse than SOPA and PIPA combined. Thanks, Obama (<NOTICE THAT THERE USED TO BE A LINK TO THE REAL AGENDA, WHICH WAS ALWAYS THERE. APPARENTLY AN AUTHOR ON THAT SITE SUPPORTS SQUASHING FREE SPEECH/SUPPORTS ACTA. I WILL DIRECT ANYONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY READ TO LOOK UP "FAIR USE." IRONICALLY, THE REAL AGENDA PROUDLY PROCLAIMS THAT THEY USE FAIR USE ON OTHERS MATERIAL. ALSO NOTICE BELOW THAT THERE IS A THING CALLED "BLOCK QUOTES," DENOTING THAT THE EXCERPT IS FROM ANOTHER SITE WHICH, ONCE AGAIN, HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. THE QUOTE BELOW NOW IS FROM A MUCH BETTER SITE, THE NEW AMERICAN):
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