TTIP International Day of Action

TTIP International Day of Action

On 11 October 2014 a large number of organisations will be cooperating with European Pirates in actions across many countries. They will be opposing the negotiation and introduction of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (which has already been negotiated) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). These “free trade agreements” are being backed by corporate […]

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The End of Net Neutrality and Why it is Not Surprising

The End of Net Neutrality and Why it is Not Surprising

Lately Net Neutrality in the U.S. may have finally hit a wall as the D.C. Ciruit Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) ability to enforce anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules on ISPs. The internet rightfully expressed its fear and anxiety that ISPs will now exploit this chance to increase profits by throttling speed of websites that do not pay, or even throttling […]

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The Plutocracy of Copyright Holders

The Plutocracy of Copyright Holders

The analogy that attacking piracy is a game of whac-a-mole appears to be quite a good one. Any effects to reduce piracy will be countered with new means of circumvention—if you hit a mole it reappears somewhere else.

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The Life and Death of ACTA

The Life and Death of ACTA

In early 2012, the Internet was becoming an increasingly dark place. The word had started to spread ACTA, a dark monster looming in the darkest corner of the net, and then both SOPA and PIPA were revealed , even more creatures of the night accompanying ACTA. For vast numbers of internet activists and regular users, these beasts seemed impossible to beat. Yet only six months […]

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