This text is a part of my research. The topic is “freedom of sharing” that is via internet of course.

ACTA stands for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which is a committee that is currently negotiating the introduction of a new law enforcement program concerning internet and sharing. I will not bore you with details, however there are a few things you should know. The main purpose of this committee is not only prohibiting online sharing of movies, songs, videos, and every kind of media that you can possibly think of, but also to sentence the seeders- seeders are the people who post videos and such to make it available for us to download- in a court of law. The internet will never be the same if ACTA passes completely. Nations from around the globe are joining the negotiations, such as USA, UAE, Australia, Jordan, Mexico, Japan ..etc.

YouTube and similar websites will be blocked. No more downloading free movies and songs.

ACTA in action : An Ethiopian blogger was handed a life time sentence in prison. Elias Kifle the Ethiopian blogger was sentenced for the rest of his life for covering banned opposing groups. 

If you want to follow-up on this go to https://www.eff.org/issues/acta 

 

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