January 23rd, 2012


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Hit Girl

The fiasco continues

Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

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

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Martha and Ten

My response to a Yahoo Answers thing.

(For the blind: the above picture says "What is the best way to stop your child becoming an atheist?")

My answer: "The answer is simple. All you have to do is actually follow Jesus's teachings, and not the bullshit your minister tries to pawn off as Jesus's words. In short, raise them Unitarian Universalist."

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Something very annoying that Cracked and Wired do.

Some sites, like Cracked.com and Wired.com, do this stupid thing where their Twitter buttons include not only the link to the page, but also "Cracked.com" or "Wired.com," which Twitter assumes are URLs and shortens. So when you're viewing the tweet from someone's LiveJournal or what have you, there are two shortened links, one of which goes to the actual page, and the other one goes to the home page. I try to delete the home-page URLs when I can, but I never catch them all. I really wish sites would stop doing shit like that. I think I'll complain.

Well okay, technically Cracked.com doesn't do that, it's Shareaholic that does it. Because what Cracked does is worse. Hit their Twitter button, and all that comes up is "I'm currently reading [URL]," which would be okay if Twitter didn't shorten the URLs. But they do. So I started using Shareaholic for Cracked pages because otherwise there'd be a bunch of "I'm currently reading [URL]"s which could all be going to the same link for all anyone knew.

But that's not as bad as the sites that either don't have Twitter buttons at all (another reason for using Shareaholic) or whose Twitter button either has only the URL and nothing else (worst when it's an already-shortened URL), or when I have to sign in using Twitter and give permission to some app to post the tweet for me, which is an annoying extra step when it works, though I should say IF it works, because so far I've never gotten it to work before that way except on Huffington Post's website.

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