The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama’s administration refused to disclose due to “national security” concerns, has leaked. It’s bad.How much longer are we willing to have our elected officials play fast and loose with our Constitutionally protected freedoms, all the while parsing their actions in such a way that we're supposed to be convinced that they're completely innocent of their incursions? Fie on them and their works.
…ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet — and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living — if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
Bunch of thugs!