ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
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Borrowed from nearly everyone on my f-list...
List fifteen of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, if they're so inclined.
In no particular order:
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The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing (and a prompt, please). In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (If you absolutely can't write, maybe find a creative alternative?)
Free drabbles - get 'em while they're hot!
Fun fact #1 - Elephants are my favorite animal. (seriously, other little girls wanted ponies...I'd have picked a baby elephant any day)
Fun fact #2 - This week's challenge over at then_theres_us is to write a prequel, sequel, or companion piece (with a different POV) for one of our existing fics over at the comm.
I love this challenge...but at the moment, have no idea which existing fic to use. I would welcome your input, dear flist.
And to make it easy, here's a list of links to my fics in the comm:
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