US pushes ahead with ACTA - Thoughts on 'anti-Piracy' measures? 2 replies

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Commissar MercZ

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#1 7 years ago

If you guys aren't aware of ACTA, I made a thread about it earlier here.

Recently in a summit in Tokyo, the US along with Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea signed into the provisions of ACTA, marking the first step towards its implementation here in the states.

The EU, Mexico, and Switzerland have indicated they will follow through with their commitments to ACTA and will sign it soon.

Ars Technica has a nice little piece on some of ACTA's more eye-raising measures, and I think this can open up a discussion on piracy and what not. Most of us are exposed to it some form using the internet, playing video games, getting music, movies, TV shows, and other media. We've all seen some measures popping up to 'halt' piracy problems that often become intrusive (IMO) and disturbing, as was the case with the three-strikes internet laws that have come into effect in some countries.




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#2 7 years ago

Almost everyone i know here in Brazil uses pirated software. It doesnt matter if they are rich or poor. Seriously, read this: The Escapist : A Nation of Pirates

"Brazilian internet portal UOL reported in 2006 that the so called 'grey market' of illegally imported products made up 80 percent of Brazil's games market and 94 percent of its console market."

The prices here are completely insane. And yes, i pay for my games, thank you. It's a shame really, Brazil has a really powerful gaming culture.




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hulde gran;5569623Almost everyone i know here in Brazil uses pirated software. It doesnt matter if they are rich or poor. Seriously, read this: The Escapist : A Nation of Pirates

"Brazilian internet portal UOL reported in 2006 that the so called 'grey market' of illegally imported products made up 80 percent of Brazil's games market and 94 percent of its console market."

The prices here are completely insane. And yes, i pay for my games, thank you. It's a shame really, Brazil has a really powerful gaming culture.

Yes, I've heard of Brazil's piracy scene. It's a strong one, and I think looking at Brazil itself is a good example of how flawed anti-piracy laws are. At best they just make everything more idiotic and difficult for everyone involved.

The provisions that ACTA has will be even more of a mess if they are implemented. Some of them are just plain unreal, but they seem to be confident it is something they can put in place.