November 3, 2011
Transcript (via LYBIO.net):
“Can you imagine your internet service provider policing everything you do online? Can you imagine generic drugs that could save lives being banned? Can you imagine seeds that could feed 1000′s being controlled and withheld in the name of patents? This will become reality with ACTA!!!
ACTA is the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trading Agreement”. Disguised as a Trade Agreement, ACTA goes much, much further than that.
For the past three years, ACTA has been negotiated in secret by 39 countries. But the negotiators are not democratically elected representatives. They don’t represent us, but they’re deciding laws behind our backs.
Bypassing democratic process, they impose new criminal sanctions to stop online file sharing. ACTA aims to make Internet Service & Access Providers legally responsible for what their users do online, turning them into private copyright police and judge, censoring their networks. The chilling effects on Free speech would be terrible.
In the name of patents, ACTA would give large corporations the power to stop generic drugs before they reach the people who need them and stop the use of certain seeds for crops.
The European Parliament will soon vote on ACTA. This VOTE will be the occasion to say NO, once and for all, to this dangerous treaty. As citizens, we must URGE our representatives to reject ACTA!!!
NO To ACTA
December 21, 2010
So Apple has now joined the club of “independent” companies that censor WikiLeaks: Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store (techcrunch.com). Official reason (bits.blogs.nytimes.com):
“Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman, said the company had removed the app “because it violated our developer guidelines.” Ms. Muller added: “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.”“
This is simply an excuse for censorship.
I’ve been of course boycotting Apple (and switched to PC hardware/Linux) ever since they let me down with my broken iMac G5 after a Leopard “upgrade” that went badly wrong and when they then even removed my post to their forum about the matter in April 2008.
Apple is of course also on the list of patent trolls that steal your and mine (not any more since I got rid of that camera) H.264 footage.
Beware of those who offer you “Freedom from XXX” (techcrunch.com). You pay for it. You get it.
Freedom from WikiLeaks you got today.
Freedom from Freedom it will be tomorrow.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
December 12, 2010
This is a pretty good documentary by Swedish TV station svt about those (who used to be) behind WikiLeaks and why they do what they do.
There is some war footage in there (the one previously released) that is disturbing. But so is war.
WikiRebels – The Documentary (2010), 57:25
Video’s page (svtplay.se).