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A Possible Win

The BBC had this item in its Technology section: European trade committee votes to reject piracy treaty

MEPs on a key European parliamentary committee have voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) by 19 votes to 12.

Many regard it as the deathblow for the controversial treaty because the trade committee formally recommends how to vote to the wider parliament.

ACTA was another government gift to media conglomerates under the guise of protecting ‘intellectual property’. If it is ratified the media cons would be closer to their goal of controlling the ‘Net and eliminating all of the small content providers, while extracting even more money from people.

The entire reason for enacting intellectual property laws is to foster creativity. It has unfortunately been degraded into scheme that only rewards multinational corporations, not those that are actually creative, i.e. marketing has become more important that actual creation.

ACTA was just the latest in the campaign that included the SOPA and PIPA laws that the media cons are trying to get enacted in the US.