viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012

Seis razones para no votar ACTA (en inglés)

6 Reasons to oppose ACTA:

1) ACTA locks countries into obsolete copyright and patent laws. If a democracy decides on less restrictive laws that reflect the reality of the internet, ACTA will prevent that.

2) ACTA criminalizes users by making noncommercial, harmless remixes into crimes if "on a commercial scale" (art 2.14.1). Many amateur works achieve a commercial scale on sites like Youtube. ACTA, like SOPA, could mean jail time for the Justin Biebers of the world.

3) ACTA Criminalizes legitimate websites, making them responsible for user behavior by "aiding and abetting". (art 2.14.4). Like SOPA, the founders of your favorite sites could be sued or (worse) thrown in jail for copyright infringement by their users.

4) ACTA will let rightsholders use laughably inflated claims of damages (based on the disproven idea that every download or stream is a lost sale) to sue people. As if suing amazing artists, video makers and websites for millions wasn't hard enough!

5) ACTA Permanently bypasses democracy by giving the "ACTA Committee" the power to "propose amendments to [ACTA]" (art 6.4). In other words, voting for ACTA writes a blank check to an unelected committee. These closed-door proceedings will be a playground for SOPA-supporters like the MPAA.

6) Trade agreements are a gaping loophole, a backdoor track that, even though it creates new law, is miles removed from democracy. It's a secretive process that's tailor-made to serve politically connected companies. And the movie studios behind SOPA? They're experts at it. If we can't make secretive trade agreements harder to pass than US law, our internet's future belongs to the lobbyists behind SOPA.


A buen entendedor, pocas palabras basta... o incluso tirando de Google Translator uno puede entender perfectamente lo que se persigue con esta iniciativa. Que Internet no acabe convirtiéndose en pasto de corporaciones queriendo controlar nuestros movimientos y mercadear a su gusto y placer, en contra de nuestra voluntad. George Orwell acabaría por ver hecha realidad una de sus más conocidas novelas, a no ser que los mismos ciudadanos e internautas sean capaces de dar la vuelta a la tortilla.

Fuente: http://killacta.org/

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