“governments do not run the world goldman sachs runs the world“
know what…… if we demonstrate or not…… if wikipedia goes offline or not….. it may halt things. but it will not stop it.
but i am pretty shure the internet will find a way around this anyway. I do not say this in favour of child pornographie (this is where all forces should concentrate on) but in favour of leaving the allready over-exploitet people alone. let them have their youtube…
it is definately about a fight, between a old money-centric culture of exploitation and monopolists and a not-yet-100%-defined new culutre of web 2.0, direct democracy and transparancy.
TOKYO, 1 OCTOBER 2011
The Parties to this Agreement,
- Noting that effective enforcement of intellectual property rights is critical to sustaining economic growth across all industries and globally;
- YEAH! WITH ACTA WE WILL HAVE 0 UNEMPLOYMENT AND 20% ECONOMIC GROWTH! (BEYOND ALL REASON BUT) YEAH FOR SHURE! (THIS IS IRONY!)
- Noting further that the proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods, as well as of services that distribute infringing material, undermines legitimate trade and sustainable development of the world economy, causes significant financial losses for right holders and for legitimate businesses, and, in some cases, provides a source of revenue for organized crime and otherwise poses risks to the public;
- Desiring to combat such proliferation through enhanced international cooperation and more effective international enforcement;
- Intending to provide effective and appropriate means, complementing the TRIPS Agreement, for the enforcement of intellectual property rights, taking into account differences in their respective legal systems and practices;
- Desiring to ensure that measures and procedures to enforce intellectual property rights do not themselves become barriers to legitimate trade;
- Desiring to address the problem of infringement of intellectual property rights, including infringement taking place in the digital environment, in particular with respect to copyright or related rights, in a manner that balances the rights and interests of the relevant right holders, service providers, and users;
- Desiring to promote cooperation between service providers and right holders to address relevant infringements in the digital environment;
- Desiring that this Agreement operates in a manner mutually supportive of international enforcement work and cooperation conducted within relevant international organizations;
- Recognizing the principles set forth in the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, adopted on 14 November 2001, at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference;
ARTICLE 30: TRANSPARENCY
To promote transparency in the administration of its intellectual property rights enforcement system, each Party shall take appropriate measures, pursuant to its law and policies, to publish or otherwise make available to the public information on:
- (a) procedures available under its law for enforcing intellectual property rights, its competent authorities responsible for such enforcement, and contact points available for assistance;
- (b) relevant laws, regulations, final judicial decisions, and administrative rulings of general application pertaining to the enforcement of intellectual property rights; and
- (c) its efforts to ensure an effective system of enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights.
ARTICLE 35: CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
- 1. Each Party shall endeavour to provide, upon request and on mutually agreed terms and conditions, assistance in capacity building and technical assistance in improving the enforcement of intellectual property rights to other Parties to this Agreement and, where appropriate, to prospective Parties. The capacity building and technical assistance may cover such areas as:
- (a) enhancement of public awareness on intellectual property rights;
- (b) development and implementation of national legislation related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights;
- (c) training of officials on the enforcement of intellectual property rights; and
- (d) coordinated operations conducted at the regional and multilateral levels.
- 2. Each Party shall endeavour to work closely with other Parties and, where appropriate, non-Parties to this Agreement for the purpose of implementing the provisions of paragraph 1.
- 3. A Party may undertake the activities described in this Article in conjunction with relevant private sector or international organizations. Each Party shall strive to avoid unnecessary duplication between the activities described in this Article and other international cooperation activities.