Since SOPA and PIPA didn't get positive response, they're now aiming for ACTA?!

By K31
Philippines
January 23, 2012 9:23pm CST
I'm sure most downloaders here have heard of the SOPA/PIPA news since Megaupload was shut down. I've read that other file sharing sites will soon follow suit to meet with the FBI requirements. Here's a portion of the email that a friend forwarded to me: [i]MegaUpload - Closed. FileServe - Closing does not sell premium. FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S. UploadStation - Locked in the U.S. FileSonic - The news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation). VideoBB - Closed! would disappear soon. Uploaded - Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone. FilePost - Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts) Videoz - closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA. 4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI. MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors pro FBI Org torrent - could vanish with everything within 30 days "he is under criminal investigation" Network Share mIRC - awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrent everything. Koshiki - operating 100% Japan will not join the SOPA / PIPA. Shienko Box - 100% working china / korea will not join the SOPA / PIPA ShareX BR - group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOPA / PIPA Japan, China and Korea have a say NO to the FBI and that even if laws are passed in the USA will not have any value within the sovereignty of their countries! P/S: mediafire has start deleting copyright protected files. Only left is the personal files.[/i] Just recently, I read that ACTA is to be created since SOPA/PIPA failed to get the wanted results. Again, another forwarded information: SOPA might be dead, but there is another law that they're trying to pass called ACTA. This time, it doesn't only involve the US-- it also involves other big countries such us Canada, the UK, Korea, Singapore and JAPAN. If that law passes, we might have to say goodbye to ALL uploads in general. What are your thoughts on this? Well, me for one is against such acts! :(
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Looks like they are still revising the said law, I just hope that we all again protest for this action that we are also pay for their salary. Hope that they find some more important problems to resolve and stay away on the internet where the site owner should be the one that solving their own problems and not the government
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
By the way been wondering what is ACTA?
• United States
24 Jan 12
I think this somewhat a good and a bad idea. I feel like the only reason why they are trying to pass these laws is to help the entertainment industry make more money. Because these sites are letting people download things such as movies, music, and games for free. But the website owners should not be punished for this, if that is the case there are thousands of websites owners that they will have to go after. Uploading will never stop, there will always be some one that will figure a way around these laws or just someone who is willing to take the risk of doing something illegal. I would like to know what they want the outcome to be with theses laws, are they trying to ban the entire Internet? Why are they even doin this and who put these laws in motion. Everyone uses the Internet to upload and I'm pretty sure half of the people in the FBI were using these websites to upload and download. This is pointless.
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
I do get your point. It's true that most copy-write materials are found on file sharing sites but it's the users' fault that they uploaded it and not the file sharing site's. Well, Megaupload's permanently shut down. I wonder who'll be next =(
@jeetking (190)
24 Jan 12
I think some what they are right and some what they are wrong.They are starting this in order to make the producers and the music company more profitable.As everything is downloaded as a result their original cd/dvd are not getting sold.
@digidogo (446)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Wow... They really are trying to deal with the internet. The big internet companies have not acted agains ACTA which means that bill has reasonable content. If all of the file sharing websites close down, then we would have to resort to torrents and from what I know, torrent websites are still alive and kicking and have managed to survive all these while. Try to search ACTA out, it is called Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and is participated by several countries.
• Indonesia
24 Jan 12
wow, i think this is a fenomenal news until end years of 2012. . . hmmm, SOPA have done, now ACTA. . . ckckck, i hardly disagree with that, because i can't enjoy my life without internet. . . i think many people will fight back and disagree with American choices. . .