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  • Shlomi Fish
    ... Subject: [cc-community] Action against ACTA: Sign the petition supporting a firm, simple declaration against ACTA Date: Thursday 17 Jun 2010, 00:22:48
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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@...>
      To: FSF Community Team <fsf-community-team@...>, discuss@...,
      cc-community@..., Gnugeneration-discuss@..., hello-
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      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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