Thursday, June 28, 2012

...draconian world going Canadian, or Canada going draconian...?

STOP the trap
We are going Draconian on Internet !
[ see comments of George Thomson ]

George Thomson

1:18 PM on 6/28/2012

...Copyright is one thing, and music, and movies and books ! IMAGINE, THOUGH, IT IS DRACONIAN, Bible pathetic logic, to do something that somebody else does not stop ! IF IT IS ON INTERNET I AM NOT TO BLAME FOR DOWNLOADING OR GOING THERE ! Where did everybodies thinking box go to ! WHERE DID FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ANALYSIS GO TO ? It might be going doing the drain of 2,000 years that have been lost anyway: you are not a persona anymore in CANADA ! You are at their beckon !


You could have to pay a big fine for simply clicking on the wrong link.

Right now, a group of 600 industry lobbyist "advisors" and un-elected government trade representatives are scheming behind closed doors1,2 to craft an international agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:

    Criminalize4 some of your everyday use of the Internet,
    Force service providers to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards5, and
    Give media conglomerates more power to fine you for Internet use,6 remove online content—including entire websites—and even terminate7 your access to the Internet.
    The TPP would create a parallel legal system of international tribunals that will undermine national sovereignty and allow conglomerates to sue countries for laws that infringe on their profits.

The TPP's Internet trap is secretive, extreme, and it could criminalize your daily use of the Internet. We deserve to know what will be blocked, what we and our families will be fined for.

If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Your signature will send a message to leaders of participating countries.8 Please sign the petition and share it with everyone you know >>>


Vancouver Sun: TPP could could impose draconian restrictions on Canadian Internet users
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 13:04

One day in and the petition has had over 55,000 names added to it from around the world. What's more, we're quickly growing the coalition of organizations behind the effort to make the TPP less restrictive and more transparent. In every measurable way, it's clear we're off to a strong start. This is the beginning of something important.

Let's make this the strongest first week we can. Share the petition with your friends, family and co-workers right away, and start a conversation with them about the TPP's Internet trap. Share it on Facebook, or send a tweet. Let's make this count!

Article by Gillian Shaw for the Vancouver Sun:

A coalition of Internet advocates launched a campaign Wednesday against Canada’s participation in closed-door trade talks that could force Canada to rewrite its laws and impose draconian restrictions on Canadian Internet users. Read more »