TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jun 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA

Obama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA

E-mail Print PDF

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization.

Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA.

A country known for its enforcement of harsh Internet censorship policies like China could demand under the treaty that an ISP in the United States remove content or terminate a website on its server altogether. As we have seen from the enforcement of similar copyright policies in the US, websites are sometimes targeted for no justifiable reason.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


USA TODAY foreign affairs reporter Oren Dorell killed in hit-and-run

USA Today reporter killed in hit and run Oren Dorell, a former construction contractor who became a globe-trotting foreign affairs reporter for USA TODAY,...

Fox News apologizes after Eagles' Zach Ertz blasts national anthem 'propaganda'

FOX News apologizes to Eagles for propaganda piece Hours after Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and defensive lineman Chris Long criticized Fox News...

Justice Department Seized New York Times Reporter’s Phone, Email Records

Sessions violated freedom of the pressOfficials at the Justice Department seized the phone and email records of a journalist at The...

Arkady Babchenko reported killed in Ukraine appears alive

Babchenko murder staged bu Ukrainian gov't Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had been reported shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!