Fear ACTA

Great SF writer and BoingBoing contributor Cory Doctorow notes a scary consequence of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) here, if it is adopted by one’s government. Part of the agreement would allow ISPs to shut down sites based on unproven allegations of trademark infringement. I predict that the agreement would cause ISP’s to unfairly shut down web pages, even if there is clear fair use or another exception to using a particular mark.

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