Inside ACTA

by Irma Arkus

Of all the machiavellian moves to engage in censorship and control over Internet traffic, none is more insidious than the proposed ACTA, an international treaty designed as a draconian move to protect the interests of corporate copyright holders.

Thus far, most of ACTA has been deemed illegal – disconnecting users based on a detection of certain traffic suspected of copyright infringement does not translate into a solid proof of such infringement- and that is only the tip of an iceberg that is ACTA.

Either way, ACTA is a purely American invention, designed to provide optimal protection for corporations struggling to survive in a data-rich era.

The idea of course, is to create not only an environment in which Internet users are keenly aware of not only the legality of their own actions, but are exposed to continuous loss of any anonymity and sense of privacy.

The video enclosed is provided by Google DC talks, and it contains some very valuable insights, running at whopping 1 hour and 24 minutes.

One of the disturbing aspects of ACTA is that it is also designed to be kept a secret – as in, in order to protect corporations, the protections themselves will be kept out of the public sphere.

This stratagem of a legalistic maneuver is explained by the corporate sluts below: