My 2 Cents: Not sure how many of you have been keeping track of how the Internet laws have been changing over the past couple of years but I can not believe where things are heading. Could you imagine getting off a plane and having some jack-ass run a search on your iPod or having your ISP scan your laptop for all its content … with more and more things moving over the web you really have no idea who will have access to this information … who determines when it is enough & who will have access to information … ;O(
Wow, this is some sad, shocking, and vile news. Recent leaked information points the Canadian Conservative Government a participating member in international talks (aka G8 neocon agenda meetings) to develop a new international anti-piracy agreement under the guise of an anti-counterfeiting shroud. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement would see Canada join the U.S. and the European Union in a coalition against copyright infringement. The leaked anti-counterfeiting strategy purportedly originated from the U.S. government. The talks, taken behind closed doors so that regular people donâ€™t get to know about until itâ€™s too late, will grant almost unlimited powers for the police and government to monitor any and all activities of Canadian file-sharers.
The legislation will encourage ISPs to monitor the online activities of their customers, and report any and all activity that may infringe copyright law. The agreement covers the copying of information or ideas in a wide variety of contexts. For example page three, paragraph one is a â€śPirate Bay killerâ€ť clause designed to criminalize the non-profit facilitation of unauthorized information exchange on the internet. Border guards and other public security personnel could become copyright police under the deal. They would be charged with checking laptops, iPods and even cellphones for content that â€śinfringesâ€ť on copyright laws, such as ripped CDs and movies. The guards would determine what infringes copyright. The agreement says any copied content would be open for scrutiny â€” even if it was copied legally. This new agreement goes way beyond the bound of reasonable, itâ€™s Orwellian, unethical, police-state and Nazi-ideologist. I will do everything in my power to educate the public about this horrible modern atrocity that could come to realization if we do not take a stand immediately. This effects everyone, not just Canadians, this agreement is international covering Japan, Switzerland and the European Commision. Sources 1, 2, 3, 4.
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- Home Office plans to create ‘Big brother’ database for phones calls, emails and web use – Telegraph
- TSA now allowed to take laptops from you
- TiVo users getting YouTubed – Engadget