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Here are few ways to act against ACTA, right now:http://www.laquadrature.net/wiki/How_to_act_against_ACTA
What is ACTA?
Since Spring 2008, the European Union, the United States, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia as well as a few other countries have been secretly negotiating a trade agreement aimed at enforcing copyright and tackling counterfeited goods (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Specifically, leaked documents show that one of the major goal of the treaty is to force signatory countries into implementing anti file-sharing policies under the form of three-strikes schemes and net filtering practices.
At a time when important debates are taking place on the need to adapt copyright to the digital age, this treaty would bypass democratic processes in order to enforce a fundamentally irrelevant regulatory regime. It would profoundly alter the very nature of the Internet as we know it by putting an end to Net neutrality.
If you have a sense of what is really going on, say NO to ACTA!
Recession-hit Americans can now watch hundreds of free movies – by using a new web site to borrow DVDs from their friends.
“It’s like Netflix meets Facebook,” said Jackson, founder of LendAround.com. “You list some DVDs you own, invite some friends you like, and start browsing their collections. The web site helps arrange loans, and keeps track of where everyone’s DVDs are. And nobody pays anyone anything.”
Jackson estimates that though there are over two billion DVDs in US homes,80 per cent are watched just twice a year. “What stops us sharing with friends isn’t meanness,” he said, “it’s embarrassment. Borrowers don’t know how to ask, and lenders fear they’ll forget who they lent a treasured movie to.”
LendAround solves the problem for both sides. Browse and search tools make it easy to find out what movies and TV are in friends’ collections, and a Your DVDs tab shows the location of every lent out DVD. A ‘retrieve’ button allows owners to ask for their movie back without having to call or email the borrower.
So, who wants an invite?
Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children. Mammon awoke, and lo! it was naught but a follower
Easter egg from Mozilla: Insert “about:mozilla” in your Firefox 3 browser.