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ACTA Treaty Analysis Leaked

 
 
Roger_Nickel
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      12-01-2009
EU analysis of the provisions of the ACTA treaty have been released to
the web.

http://blog.die-linke.de/digitalelin...ds/674b-09.pdf

Proposed treaty extends to all digital media- not just online.
Enforcement procedures shall be "effective" (no requirement for fairness,
justice or equity; so almost surely a breach of the NZ Bill Of Rights if
implemented).

There appears to be no recognition of "fair Dealing for private study or
research". Breach of Technical Protection Measures would be a criminal
and civil offence in itself and the requirement for there to be an intent
to breach copyright would go. Our current copyright law allows breaking
of TPM by libraries etc. where necessary for archival purposes and format
shifting for interoperability is also allowed. The Commerce Commission
has stated that it considers region protection on DVD's sold in NZ to be
a restrictive trade practice within the meaning of the Fair Trade Act.
This is an attempt to push the American DMCA out into the international
community.

It would be nice to have the actual wording of the proposed treaty but
that still seems to be a secret.
 
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Adam
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      12-01-2009
Roger_Nickel wrote:

> EU analysis of the provisions of the ACTA treaty have been released to
> the web.
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> http://blog.die-linke.de/digitalelin...ds/674b-09.pdf


I had trouble with that link, but will try again.

Meantime, here's MG on the same,

http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4575/125/

Noteable on that page, is the NZ Computerworld
article on ACTA

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/...257679006E5478

also here in case it wraps,
http://tinyurl.com/ylmlwyq


 
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Adam
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      12-03-2009

Interesting document.

Much applicable to here in NZ too.
 
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