Anti-Piraterie-Abkommen ACTA

Das sind warlich keine guten Meldungen. Schon lange kritisieren Daten- und Verbraucherschützer sowie etliche Bürgerrechtler das Anti-Piraterie-Abkommen (ACTA) und befürchten, dass das Abkommen tief in die Bürgerrechte einschneiden könnte. Die Verhandlungen finden weiter unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit statt. Nun sind erstmal Details der neuen Verhandlungsrunde an die Öffentlichkeit geraten. Darin scheinen die schlimmsten Befürchtungen noch übertroffen zu werden. Hier eine kleine Presseschau zum Thema.

Fururezone: ACTA: USA machen Druck für “Three Strikes”

Der kanadische Rechtsprofessor Michael Geist hat beunruhigende Details aus den neuen Verhandlungen zum Anti-Piraterie-Abkommen (ACTA) publiziert: The ACTA Internet Chapter: Putting the Pieces Together. Demnach sollen US-Vorstellungen zur Pirateriebekämpfung auf alle Unterzeichnerstaaten ausgeweitet werden. Die Verhandlungen sind nach wie vor geheim und gehen an den gewählten Volksvertretungen vorbei.

Netzpolitik: Neue Details rund um ACTA

Bei den Geheimverhandlungen rund um das internationale Anti-Piraterie-Abkommen ACTA sind mehr Details an die Öffentlichkeit gekommen. Und wie man erwarten konnte, ist der derzeitige Stand bedrohlich für eine digitale Gesellschaft. Der kanadische Rechtsprofessor Michael Geist hat die Internet-relevanten Details gebloggt und kommentiert: The ACTA Internet Chapter: Putting the Pieces Together.

The ACTA Internet Chapter: Putting the Pieces Together

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotations continue in a few hours as Seoul, Korea plays host to the latest round of talks.  The governments have posted the meeting agenda, which unsurprisingly focuses on the issue of Internet enforcement.  The United States has drafted the chapter under enormous secrecy, with selected groups granted access under strict non-disclosure agreements and other countries (including Canada) given physical, watermarked copies designed to guard against leaks.

EFF: Leaked ACTA Internet Provisions: Three Strikes and a Global DMCA

Negotiations on the highly controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement start in a few hours in Seoul, South Korea. This week’s closed negotiations will focus on “enforcement in the digital environment.” Negotiators will be discussing the Internet provisions drafted by the US government. No text has been officially released but as Professor Michael Geist and IDG are reporting, leaks have surfaced. The leaks confirm everything that we feared about the secret ACTA negotiations. The Internet provisions have nothing to do with addressing counterfeit products, but are all about imposing a set of copyright industry demands on the global Internet, including obligations on ISPs to adopt Three Strikes Internet disconnection policies, and a global expansion of DMCA-style TPM laws.

ReadWriteWeb: U.S/International Copyright Treaty Leaked, Trouble Ahead for ISPs & Users

According to once-secret, now-leaked sections of the new, plurilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, global Internet users and ISPs might be in for a world of hurt in the near future. A U.S.-drafted chapter on Internet use would require ISPs to police user-generated content, to cut off Internet access for copyright violators, and to remove content that is accused of copyright violation without any proof of actual violation. The chapter also completely prohibits DRM workarounds, even for archiving or retrieving one’s own work. Read on for details and implications

Cory Doctorow: Secret copyright treaty leaks. It’s bad. Very bad

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. It says:
  • That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn’t infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.
  • That 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.
  • That the whole world must adopt US-style “notice-and-takedown” rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused — again, without evidence or trial — of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.
  • Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)
Update: Hier ist die mp3 eines Interviews mit Micael Geist zu ACTA

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