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  •  When did this happen? (2+ / 0-)
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    Cordyc, Brown Thrasher

    Did this happen while the protests of sopa were going on, or before?
    The US government has become altogether dysfunctional with its legislative and executive branches either trying to usurp new powers, denying other branches their normal privileges, or just trying to break government for political purposes. And doing the bidding of corporations is the only "constructive" work they seem to be able to pull together on.
    What a mess.

    "As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities." ~ Voltaire

    by Andhakari on Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 10:10:35 PM PST

    •  Before (October 1, 2011). (0+ / 0-)

      None the less — as Redditors have pointed out — the current version of ACTA, probably through lots of behind-the-scenes pressure, now includes clauses about respecting local privacy laws. (This explains why loyal puppets Smith, Leahy, & Dodd want to ram through the censorship bills "NOW NOW NOW": to maximize the damage that ACTA will do.)

      We can expect the ACTA-enforcers to try to run roughshod over local countries' rights anyway — especially the more unconditional parts like the ban on generic drugs — but fending off SOPA/PIPA & promoting alternatives like OPEN (see my signature) definitely constitute steps in the right direction (if only because they'll give us grounds to sue the Thought Police when they start busting down our doors...).

      Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Learn about the OPEN Act.

      by Brown Thrasher on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:02:49 AM PST

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