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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Anthony Moan on February 12, 2012, 12:11

Title: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Anthony Moan on February 12, 2012, 12:11
I do not know much of this stuff as usual, only see lot of hipsters, hippies and usual suspects around protesting against ACTA or a multi-national agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement.
Is it really threats to freedom and fundamental human rights, :-[ or just method of musicians, game and software developers to earn some extra money?
Is it interesting that even this site might be under ACTA attack due streams, links to cycling torrents, torrents etc. which sucks, or I am wrong and this is legal?
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: ram on May 06, 2012, 05:34
(http://i.imgur.com/Nrt7B.png)
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Auscyclefan on May 06, 2012, 06:16
I do not know much of this stuff as usual, only see lot of hipsters, hippies and usual suspects around protesting against ACTA or a multi-national agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement.
Is it really threats to freedom and fundamental human rights, :-[ or just method of musicians, game and software developers to earn some extra money?
Is it interesting that even this site might be under ACTA attack due streams, links to cycling torrents, torrents etc. which sucks, or I am wrong and this is legal?

Just another way the world is nearing one world government with all of these global laws and treaties...Let me go vomit.
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: L'arri on May 06, 2012, 12:11
"Hard cases make bad law" they used to tell us. ACTA is wrong but it will not be the last of its kind.

Here's the official line on it:
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/tackling-unfair-trade/acta/ (http://ec.europa.eu/trade/tackling-unfair-trade/acta/)

And here's the 'other' side of it:
http://www.stopacta.info (http://www.stopacta.info)
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 06, 2012, 12:32
sh*t started with killing torrent sites, we must pay for it now :D
Could you imagine George Clooney loosing another million from already fat bank account, I simpatise with them 8)
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Dim on May 07, 2012, 00:09
Is it interesting that even this site might be under ACTA attack due streams, links to cycling torrents, torrents etc.
It is very hard for the owner of a forum to completely monitor the site and make sure that the members dont post links to streams or bittorrent sites. Pretty much impossible, i just dont have the time, nor do the staff.

Forum owners are ultimately responsible, but its also very hard to make a forum owner liable for the postings of its members. For instance, the livestream thread was created by admin, but lets say, the livestream thread was posted by a random poster with an african ip address, my responsibility would be to ban that user (and another would just come along ;)) and supply the authorities with their ip address. :D
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Dim on May 07, 2012, 00:11
Several sites have already had emails from eurosport asking them to decist from putting links to youtube videos up. Barking at the wrong tree really, they need to be talking to youtube who are one of biggest breakers of copyright law outside of google.
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 07, 2012, 13:37
It is very hard for the owner of a forum to completely monitor the site and make sure that the members dont post links to streams or bittorrent sites. Pretty much impossible, i just dont have the time, nor do the staff.

Forum owners are ultimately responsible, but its also very hard to make a forum owner liable for the postings of its members. For instance, the livestream thread was created by admin, but lets say, the livestream thread was posted by a random poster with an african ip address, my responsibility would be to ban that user (and another would just come along ;)) and supply the authorities with their ip address. :D
You would turn me out to the Interpol? :D
Ok I am gone for a while 8)
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: ram on May 07, 2012, 16:20
On ACTA? There are quite a few other Interpol cases for you Tony.
Title: Re: ACTA ad acta
Post by: Anthony Moan on May 07, 2012, 20:52
On ACTA? There are quite a few other Interpol cases for you Tony.
Subcontinental blatant sage liar :fp