ACTING AGAINST ACTA
30 May 2008
Buy adalat without prescription, As more details about the proposed ACTA pact continue to dribble out, the
responses printed on this list, in IP Watch, and elsewhere rather miss the
main point, in my view.
For at least the past five years, copyright and patent owners and their
representatives in the halls of power, whether in Washington or London or
other rich IP-exporting countries, have used the term and concept of
“piracy” to capture the international agenda in our field.
In copyright, for example, where do we read about how copyright blocks
access to books or leads to ever greater commodification and sameness in
our culture. Adalat information, Instead, we are regularly carpet-bombed by the latest
revelation, no prescription adalat, Cheap price adalat, accompanied by statistically unreliable surveys, as to how
piracy is, buy adalat online, Adalat non prescription, one week, killing the music industry, adalat cheap price, Lowest price for adalat, and the next week, the
film industry, adalat side effects. No rx adalat, Lock ‘em up, cut off their Internet access forever, order cheap adalat online, Free adalat, piracy
funds terrorist cells: the articles never cease in this steady drip after
It is certainly working. When I was recently in Goa and told a Canadian
that I was doing some research on copyright, adalat no prescription, Order adalat cheap online, the first words out of his
mouth were: “yes, piracy is bad in India.”
Unchallenged about the fundamentals of this story, buy cheapest adalat online, Adalat without a prescription, the architects of ACTA
are now moving in for the “legal kill” and, according to one US trade
official, buy adalat, Tablet adalat, “the United States will strive to complete the agreement before
the end of 2008.” (As a colleague and I joked sadly last week, ACTA is not
TRIPS PLUS, buy adalat cheap, Adalat buy, nor TRIPS PLUS PLUS, but rather TRIPS SQUARED.)
Yet again, adalat without rx, Canadian pharmacy adalat, the responses from many NGOs and legal observers simply
question the ACTA-making process, but never the substantive issues at
Does ACTA define the term “piracy” properly, order adalat overnight delivery, Order adalat in us, asks one. (If it does, purchase adalat overnight delivery, Lowest price adalat,
presumably that’s okay then.)The ACTA negotiations are not transparent
enough, suggests another, cheapest adalat price. WIPO and the WTO are already doing a fine job
fighting piracy, why do we need more piracy police, buy adalat without prescription. Cheap adalat, a third questions.
But what about the fundamentals of the issue. Never a word of challenge on
the basics is uttered, adalat no online prescription, Buy adalat from us, never a counter analysis is given.
Buying into this shameful piracy rhetoric or responding defensively or
talking solely about the process will get us nowhere, except for a few
more flights to Geneva, adalat vendors. Cost adalat, And it is exactly how those who have captured the
copyright and patent agenda want us to respond.
Instead, what we need more voices which directly challenge and
contextualise ACTA’s piracy discourse, adalat prescription. Buy adalat on internet, Read, for example, adalat without prescription, Adalat pharmacy online, the words of my
friend Roberto Verzola of the Philippines (as quoted on page 73 of the
Copy/South Dossier: www.copysouth.org)
“If it is a sin for the poor to steal from the rich, it must be a much
bigger sin for the rich to steal from the poor, low cost adalat. Find adalat without prescription, Don’t rich countries
pirate poor countries’ best scientists, engineers, cheap adalat from uk, Order adalat, doctors, nurses and
programmers, low price adalat. When global corporations come to operate in the Philippines,
don’t they pirate the best people from local firms. If it is bad for poor
countries like ours to pirate the intellectual property of rich countries,
isn’t it a lot worse for rich countries like the US to pirate our
In fact, we are benign enough to take only a copy, leaving the original
behind; rich countries are so greedy that they take away the originals,
leaving nothing behind.”
Senior Lecturer, Intellectual Property Law
Kent Law School
University of Kent
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