If you are a supporter of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the latest development will no doubt be infuriating.
Major record labels operating in the US have sued another ISP in an effort to turn them into copyright cops. It’s the latest in an effort to cut off more subscribers from the Internet.
Reports are surfacing that Canada will begin implementing the hugely controversial Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement. They say most of it will kick in on July 1.
This is part 9 of the re-publication of my meta-analysis on what filesharing studies really say.
It may have been a long time coming. The French government has announced that it would no longer be disconnecting alleged copyright infringer’s from the Internet. Instead, it’ll be focused on commercial piracy and merely issuing fines instead.
There’s been a rise of opinions amongst supporters of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that needs to be addressed. The opinion is that if you are against the TPP for whatever reason, that automatically means you are against free trade. Drew Wilson tackles this assumption head on.
A three strikes law is one of a number of ideas major corporate entities have brought forth as a way to stem the flow of file-sharing and free information. France had the dubious honour of being amongst the first countries to test run this experiment. Now, years later, France is apparently looking to finally shed […]
Have you ever wondered what happens when rights holders actually gets a three strikes law? Well, the people of New Zealand are finding that out first-hand. It seems that rights holders are not happy that it actually costs them money to send out strike notices and are now demanding that the fee to send out […]
After numerous set-backs, the European Commission rejecting ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) and other countries backing away as a result, it seemed like it was a slam dunk that no country would ever even consider signing onto ACTA. It turns out, one country seems willing to sign on to such a heavily rejected agreement – Mexico.
After years of tension and drama surrounding the infamous secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a vote by the European Parliament seems to have sealed it’s fate. This morning, the European Parliament has voted 478 against the agreement, 39 for the agreement and 165 abstained.