Thursday, April 8, 2010

ACTA and the Internet

How ACTA Will Change the Internet, via Boing Boing.

...ACTA goes way, way beyond the TRIPS (the copyright/patent/trademark stuff in the World Trade Organization agreement), creating an entirely new realm of liability for people who provide services on the net. Since liability for service-providers determines what kind of services we get, increasing their liability for copyright infringement will make it harder to invent new tools like web-lockers, online video-hosting services, blogging services, and anything else that's capable of being used to infringe copyright.

ACTA Provisions on Injuctions and Damages, for reference.


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