What is the sickest about this on top of losing out internet freedoms? The fact this treaty was signed by the USA with out the Senate even having the right to vote. Obama has basically said he has all the right in the word to sign any treaty he wants and then enforce it. Freedom is dead in our nation.
What makes this even worse. The courts have ruled. Treaties trump our own constitution. So throw treaty this slime bag will sign away our freedoms.
Then on top of all of this. This treaty has no due process. All you have to have happen as a internet user. Is accused. That is all it takes. 10 accusations and you lose your internet. On top of everything else that is secretly done to write this treaty.
An anonymous reader writes with this news on the ACTA treaty, straight from the EFF’s release on the news: “On Saturday October 1st, eight countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea) signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan. Three of the participating countries (the European Union, Mexico, and Switzerland) have not yet signed the treaty, but have issued a joint statement affirming their intentions to sign it ‘as soon as practicable.’ ACTA will remain open for signature until May 2013. While the treaty’s title might suggest that it deals only with counterfeit physical goods such as medicines, it is in fact far broader in scope. ACTA contains new potential obligations for Internet intermediaries, requiring them to police the Internet and their users, which in turn pose significant concerns for citizens’ privacy, freedom of expression, and fair use rights.”