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					                                             ACTA:                                                                               ACTA:
                                      Why should you care?                                                                Why should you care?

         Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement                                                 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that focuses on        The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that
the expansion and enforcement of intellectual property rights laws even though the       focuses on the expansion and enforcement of intellectual property rights laws
stated aim is to “harmonise existing enforcement practices.” Signatory nations include   even though the stated aim is to “harmonise existing enforcement practices.”
UK, the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand,         Signatory nations include UK, the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Japan, South
Singapore and the US.                                                                    Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US.

Five reasons to say no                                                                   Five reasons to say no

    1. An unaccountable committee outside of any nation's jurisdiction will be able to      1. An unaccountable committee outside of any nation's jurisdiction will
       make changes to the treaty as and when required.                                        be able to make changes to the treaty as and when required.
    2. ACTA specifies "presumptions for determining damages" that basically assume          2. ACTA specifies "presumptions for determining damages" that
       that all of the infringed goods had sold and demands compensation at a rate             basically assume that all of the infringed goods had sold and demands
       suggested by the accuser.                                                               compensation at a rate suggested by the accuser.
    3. The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as             3. The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as
       possible. People can arrested for LINKING to copyright material. They                   possible. People can arrested for LINKING to copyright material. They
       “facilitate” infringement.                                                              “facilitate” infringement.
    4. It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use “evergreening” to         4. It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use
       extend their patents and that allows them to accuse cheap generics                      “evergreening” to extend their patents and that allows them to accuse
       manufacturers of infringement.                                                          cheap generics manufacturers of infringement.
    5. Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use means it        5. Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use
       doesn't matter how innocent your intentions are, if someone accuses you of              means it doesn't matter how innocent your intentions are, if someone
       infringement you are liable.                                                            accuses you of infringement you are liable.

Although our politicians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital            Although our politicians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital
Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly what they want.                     Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly what they want.

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www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA                                                         www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA
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                                                                        ACTA:                                                                                                                                      ACTA:
                                                             Why should you care?                                                                                                                       Why should you care?
                                                     Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement                                                                                                       Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement


The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that focuses on the expansion and enforcement of intellectual          The Ant i-Counterfeit ing Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that focuses on the expansion and enforcement of intellectual property
property rights laws even though the stated aim is to “harmonise existing enforcement pract ices.” Signatory nat ions include the UK,    rights laws even though the stated aim is to “harmonise exist ing enforcement pract ices.” Signatory nat ions include the UK, the EU nat ions,
the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US.                                       Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US.
Five reasons to say no                                                                                                                   Five reasons to say no
       1.   An unaccountable committee outside of any nation's jurisdiction will be able to make changes to the treaty as and when             1.    An unaccountable committee outside of any nat ion's jurisdict ion will be able to make changes to the treaty as and when
            required.                                                                                                                                required.
       2.   ACTA specifies "presumpt ions for determining damages" that basically assume that all of the infringed goods had sold and          2.    ACTA specifies "presumpt ions for determining damages" that basically assume that all of the infringed goods had sold and
            demands compensat ion at a rate suggested by the accuser.                                                                                demands compensat ion at a rate suggested by the accuser.
       3.   The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as possible. People can arrested for LINKING to              3.    The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as possible. People can arrested for LINKING to copyright
            copyright material. They “facilitate” infringement.                                                                                      material. They “facilitate” infringement.
       4.   It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use “evergreening” to extend their patents and that allows them to          4.    It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use “evergreening” to extend their patents and that allows them to
            accuse cheap generics manufacturers of infringement.                                                                                     accuse cheap generics manufacturers of infringement.
       5.   Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use means it doesn't matter how innocent your intent ions         5.    Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use means it doesn't matter how innocent your intent ions are, if
            are, if someone accuses you of infringement you are liable.                                                                              someone accuses you of infringement you are liable.

Although our politicians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly       Although our polit icians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly what
what they want.                                                                                                                          they want.

Find out more: www.facebook.com/InternetFreedomMovement                                                                                  Find out more: www.facebook.com/InternetFreedomMovement
www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA                                                                                                         www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA
www.criticalmassradio.co.uk                                                                                                              www.criticalmassradio.co.uk

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                                                                         ACTA:                                                                                                                                     ACTA:
                                                              Why should you care?                                                                                                                      Why should you care?
                                                     Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement                                                                                                       Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement


The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that focuses on the expansion and enforcement of intellectual          The Ant i-Counterfeit ing Trade Agreement is a Free Trade Agreement that focuses on the expansion and enforcement of intellectual property
property rights laws even though the stated aim is to “harmonise existing enforcement pract ices.” Signatory nat ions include the UK,    rights laws even though the stated aim is to “harmonise exist ing enforcement pract ices.” Signatory nat ions include the UK, the EU nat ions,
the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US.                                       Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US.
Five reasons to say no                                                                                                                   Five reasons to say no
       1.  An unaccountable committee outside of any nation's jurisdiction will be able to make changes to the treaty as and when               1.  An unaccountable committee outside of any nat ion's jurisdict ion will be able to make changes to the treaty as and when required.
           required.                                                                                                                            2.  ACTA specifies "presumpt ions for determining damages" that basically assume that all of the infringed goods had sold and
       2. ACTA specifies "presumpt ions for determining damages" that basically assume that all of the infringed goods had sold and                 demands compensat ion at a rate suggested by the accuser.
           demands compensat ion at a rate suggested by the accuser.                                                                            3. The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as possible. People can arrested for LINKING to copyright
       3. The wording is deliberately vague so it can be interpreted as broadly as possible. People can arrested for LINKING to                     material. They “facilitate” infringement.
           copyright material. They “facilitate” infringement.                                                                                  4. It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use “evergreening” to extend their patents and that allows them to
       4. It threatens generic medicines. The big drug companies use “evergreening” to extend their patents and that allows them to                 accuse cheap generics manufacturers of infringement.
           accuse cheap generics manufacturers of infringement.                                                                                 5. Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use means it doesn't matter how innocent your intent ions are, if
       5. Criminalizes sharing and copying. The lack of provision for fair use means it doesn't matter how innocent your intent ions                someone accuses you of infringement you are liable.
           are, if someone accuses you of infringement you are liable.                                                                   Although our polit icians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly what
Although our politicians claim that ACTA doesn't demand new laws, the Digital Economy Act (2010) gives the pro-ACTA forces exactly       they want.
what they want.

                                                                                                                                         Find out more: www.facebook.com/InternetFreedomMovement
Find out more: www.facebook.com/InternetFreedomMovement                                                                                  www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA
www.pirateparty.org.uk/STOP_ACTA                                                                                                         www.criticalmassradio.co.uk
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