Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The CopyNazis Multinational Grab

If any of you thought this was conspiracy talk, check it out.

Copyright deal could toughen rules governing info on iPods, computers
OTTAWA - The federal government is secretly negotiating an agreement to revamp international copyright laws which could make the information on Canadian iPods, laptop computers or other personal electronic devices illegal and greatly increase the difficulty of travelling with such devices.

The deal could also impose strict regulations on Internet service providers, forcing those companies to hand over customer information without a court order.

Called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the new plan would see Canada join other countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, to form an international coalition against copyright infringement.

The agreement is being structured much like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) except it will create rules and regulations regarding private copying and copyright laws.

Emphasis added by me.

This is a follow-up to Customs Agents Added To CopyNazis?!!?

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