ACTA – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement – is an international agreement that aims to establish multinational standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. The title of the treaty suggests the agreement deals with counterfeit goods, such as medicines and luxury goods.
H.R.3261 “Stop Online Piracy Act” and S.968 “PROTECT IP”, could radically change the landscape of the Internet. These bills provide overly broad mechanisms for enforcement of copyright which would restrict innovation and threaten the existence of websites with user-submitted content,
I have no problem with people sharing my music online, in fact I welcome it. (But to anyone selling my music without cutting me a piece of the pie – “May a thousand Ceti eels stream into your ears.”)