File-sharing is coming to an end! ACTA Copyright Treaty Secrets [video]

Secretly and behind closed doors, the United States and several European countries are working on drafting a new copyright trade agreement which, among other things, will try to tackle the issue of illegal file sharing by compromising your right to privacy.

The agreement will allow law enforcement agents and custom officers to have the right to search, copy and confiscate any information that infringes against copyrighted material. It will also adopt a three strike rule; if someone commits 3 copyright infringements, their ISP is liable and responsible for cutting their internet connection. In order for the ISP’s to do that, they will have to annul the privacy of your communications and inspect every communication that you carry on their network.

How do you feel about this agreement? If stopped by a customs agent asking to search your laptop will you comply? Or even better will you be in trouble? Let us hear your thoughts.

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Wow! Just the idea of someone thinking of going through my private files on my personal laptop makes me really angry! This is almost ridiculous! Human right supporters and organizations should have something to say about this!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Like us on Facebook

We love Tweepi

Tweepi Logo

Follow the best and unfollow the bots, with the only Twitter management tool with stats!

Big Advert

Share a post

Got an amazing campaign, web app or a social media related topic that you'd like to share with our readers?

Explore Thoughtpick

Our Archived Posts

Try Our #FF Helper App

FollowFriday Helper makes playing Twitter's #ff a piece of cake!

A brand new way to recommend tweeps based on how you tweet...

We're on Twitter

Oops, something went wrong and we could not display the latest tweets! :(

Thoughtpick by email

For more Learn Social Media by Example reviews, don't forget to subscribe to our posts by email:

©2010 thoughtpick, copyrights reserved.