What is ACTA about ?
Negotiations on a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) were launched
in 2007. The negotiations are still ongoing. There is, at this stage, no agreed text.
The goal of the ACTA negotiations is to provide an international framework that
improves the enforcement of intellectual property right (IPR) laws. It does not
purport to create new intellectual property rights, but to create improved
international standards as to how to act against large-scale infringements of IPR.
This goal is pursued through three primary components of ACTA:
(i) international cooperation;
(ii) enforcement practices; and
(iii) legal framework for enforcement of IPRs.
This means infringing upon your given rights to anonymity, and the ability to track and censor the internet at their demand. Your PC, iPod, Laptop, Cell Phone, and Digital Cameras can be searched without a warrant.