ACTA – Who is and what side.



Who is doing it?

This assault on your liberties has many perpetrators, all of whom must be dealt with accordingly. They are listed in brief below.

Corporations

Governments

Individuals

  • Tim Couch
  • Zensursula
  • Tim Kuik
  • Stephon Conroy (Autralian broadband minister)
  • Li Yizhong (Li Yizhong is the incumbent Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China.)

NGO’s

Software

Who is on our side?

On the bright side, there are those who stand on the side of internet freedom, net neutrality, and fair, reasonable copyright laws — and, consequentially, they are none too fond of ACTA.

Corporations

  • Google (Google can be both a friend and an enemy. They are all for net neutrality but will block search queries and will have youtube videos deleted (they own youtube).
  • EBay
  • Cherry Lane Digital
  • Lotus Development Corporation

Governments

  • Internet Freedom Preservation Act 2008 (HR 5353)
  • Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Chip Pickering (R-Miss.)
  • Pirate Party

Individuals

  • Vinton Cerf
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee,
  • Richard R. Wiebe
  • Richard M. Hall (Moby)

NGO’s

Cooley Godward LLP

  • EFF (Surveillance Self-Defense)
  • Intellectual Property Group at Fenwick & West LLP
  • Keker & Van Nest LLP
  • Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
  • Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  • Stanford Center for Law, Science and Technology
  • Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall School of Law
  • UC Berkeley and an Acting Clinical Professor of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • OpenNet Initiative
  • Wikileaks global defense of sources and press freedoms
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