Here is another video that paints ACTA out as a evil force designed to alienate us all, conveniently ignoring the fundamental aims of protecting the intellectual property of rightful copyright owners. From my research I focussed on the online piracy aspects of ACTA so I’m not in any position to comment on the other content in the video, but if it’s anything like the information about the music industry I’m going assume it’s just as unsubstantiated, and just as incorrect.

For starters, once ACTA is ratified it won’t immediately become law, instead it is passed through a countries parlimentary system where they vote on whether or not to make some of the provisions law. And, online service providers are certainly not watching your every move, rather sites that facilitate copyright infringement would be monitored. Nonetheless it’s interesting to watch this to see where the hysteria comes from.

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