[cc-community] Action against ACTA: Sign the petition supporting a firm, simple declaration against ACTA

Ira Abramov hamakor at ira.abramov.org
Thu Jun 17 11:29:48 IDT 2010

ACTA is indeed horrible, but is Israel part of this agreement? I doubt our
signatures as non-Americans can help an American petition.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:27, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:

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> Subject: [cc-community] Action against ACTA: Sign the petition supporting a
> firm, simple    declaration against ACTA
> Date: Thursday 17 Jun 2010, 00:22:48
> From: Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at member.fsf.org>
> To: FSF Community Team <fsf-community-team at gnu.org>,
> discuss at freeculture.org,
> cc-community at lists.ibiblio.org, Gnugeneration-discuss at gnu.org, hello-
> silo at googlegroups.com
> Here's the petition: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta/acta-declaration
> And if you're on identica and reddit:
> http://identi.ca/notice/36556026
> http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/duplicates/cfrcj/
>    *      ACTA must respect sharing and cooperation: it must do
> nothing that would hinder the unremunerated noncommercial making,
> copying, giving, lending, owning, using, transporting, importing or
> exporting of any objects or works.
>    *      ACTA must not weasel about what is commercial: no labeling
> of any noncommercial activities as somehow commercial-like or treating
> them as if they were commercial.
>    *      ACTA must not tighten digital handcuffs: it must not hinder
> any activity in regard to any product on account of its capacity to
> circumvent technical measures that restrict use of copies of works of
> authorship.
>    *      ACTA must not interfere with individuals' noncommercial use
> of the Internet (whether or not carried out using commmercial Internet
> services) or undermine individuals' right or ability to connect to the
> Internet.
>    *      ACTA must not require anyone to collect or release any data
> about individuals' use of the Internet. It must not harm privacy
> rights or other human rights.
>    *      ACTA must not hold the companies that implement the
> Internet responsible for the substance of their customers'
> communications. (For example, no punishment by disconnection, neither
> explicitly required or indirectly compelled.)
>    *      ACTA must not require copyright or patents, or any law
> similar to one of those, to attach to any particular sort of thing or
> idea.
>    *      ACTA must not make any requirements about what acts
> constitute civil infringement, or what acts constitute criminal
> infringement, of copyright law, or patent law, or any law similar to
> one of those.
>    *      ACTA must not use the propaganda term "intellectual
> property" or try to treat copyright law and patent law as a single
> issue.
>    *      ACTA must not stretch the term "counterfeiting" to apply to
> copyright or patent infringement.
>    *      If ACTA includes a mechanism for amendment, it must apply
> these requirements to all future amendments of ACTA.
> Or, as a simpler alternative,
>    * Cancel ACTA entirely. Although parts of it are not
> objectionable, they are secondary to ACTA's threat to our freedom.
> Unless we are sure that the repressive aspects of ACTA are blocked,
> the main significance of ACTA is as a threat to society. Killing ACTA
> would be a fine way to get rid of this threat.
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