#1
http://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-and-eu-to-sign-controversial-acta-treaty-tomorrow-336764-Jan2012/

So apparently ACTA in Ireland is going to be signed tomorrow, which is similar to bills like SOPA and PIPA. So does this mean that internet users in Ireland are just screwed?
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http://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-and-eu-to-sign-controversial-acta-treaty-tomorrow-336764-Jan2012/

So apparently ACTA in Ireland is going to be signed tomorrow, which is similar to bills like SOPA and PIPA. So does this mean that internet users in Ireland are just screwed?

Nope, still has to pass in the European Parliament.

Please do the following

1) E-mail your MEP
2) Call your MEP's office
3) Write a letter to your MEP
4) Find our where your MEP lives while in Ireland and intimidate them. This will be particularly easy if your MEP is Gay Mitchell, as he already hates himself.

http://www.europarl.ie/view/en/irish_meps.html
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#3
Idk, but I'm not Irish. I still don't understand how a country gets control over a worldwide issue.
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One good thing will come out of this, dissident republican violence will stop once and for all once they realise a united Ireland means no more pirate movies
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Bull mother****ing shit
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#8
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Nah I kid, I doubt that'll pass though.

I'm always amazed that people doubt shit like this will pass. European Politicians are essentially unaccountable to anyone, why would you think that they would be uninfluenced by the massive amounts of cash that is behind these kind of initiatives.

This will almost certainly pass, if not in this form then in a more covert form. Like SOPA, it won't pass as SOPA, it'll pass the day after a major news story and be called the "Hang the Paedophiles" act.
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This will almost certainly pass, if not in this form then in a more covert form. Like SOPA, it won't pass as SOPA, it'll pass the day after a major news story and be called the "Hang the Paedophiles" act.


Kinda like this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protecting_Children_from_Internet_Pornographers_Act_of_2011#Scope

The last sentence of the scope section delights me.
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Quote by Ur all $h1t
I'm always amazed that people doubt shit like this will pass. European Politicians are essentially unaccountable to anyone, why would you think that they would be uninfluenced by the massive amounts of cash that is behind these kind of initiatives.

This will almost certainly pass, if not in this form then in a more covert form. Like SOPA, it won't pass as SOPA, it'll pass the day after a major news story and be called the "Hang the Paedophiles" act.

I think that if people were to raise awareness on the fact that it resembles SOPA, it won't. SOPA made way too much controversy.
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I hope so.
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#12
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I think that if people were to raise awareness on the fact that it resembles SOPA, it won't. SOPA made way too much controversy.

Controversy is irrelevant to EU Politicians who's electorates don't really give a ****. They're widely acknowledged as placeholder positions for politicians waiting in the wings of domestic power.

Plus, the entire point of sticking SOPA like powers in an anti-paedophile act, and rushing it through the legislature during an earthquake or something (like, I dunno, a major presidential election) that will take up media space, is that it won't raise much controversy at all.

If wikipedia blacks out again people won't care as much. If it does it a third time no-one will give a fuck. A few tens of millions of dollars are worth quite a fucking lot of controversy.
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#13
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Kinda like this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protecting_Children_from_Internet_Pornographers_Act_of_2011#Scope

The last sentence of the scope section delights me.


I pirate game, government checks me out for child pornography, no porn found on pc, all charges cleared.

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I pirate game, government checks me out for child pornography, no porn found on pc, all charges cleared.

???????????

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