K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: Stephen
Date: September 18, 2010 05:16AM

I am searching for a thread about the ACTA treaty.

I suppose this thread will be deleted as the one I am looking
for apparently was. I cannot find it.

I do know that this year the U.S. government forced SourceForge to begin
blocking software downloading from certain 3rd world countries. Guess if
your country "might" have terrorists all of your citizens are deprived.

I am especially concerned as I have read the following
at http://forum.onemanga.com/showthread.php?p=4436913
and many other places.

The part that is so troubling that I have read in many places is
"ACTA requires that existing ISPs no longer host free software that has the possibility of including copyrighted media; this would substantially affect many sites that offer free software or host software projects such as SourceForge and Download.com. Most software we use on our computers are free. Are we to pay the price because of a misleading treaty?"

If anyone knows where to find the thread please direct me to it.

If this is posted improperly please, please correct it without deleting it.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: September 18, 2010 02:52PM

Hi,

if you ARE inerested in reading about the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" you better search for ACTA in Wikipedia - better than to follow the SPAM link in the above post.

@ Stephen: nobody in his right mind believes you're really in sorrow about ACTA as long as you pretend to link to important information - by linking to an obscure "online manga reading service"

Cheers
SoerenB

No more own machines, because of addiction.
Don't know when I'll be back to normal ...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2010 03:04PM by SoerenB.

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: 4td8s
Date: September 21, 2010 02:42AM

Quote
SoerenB
Hi,

if you ARE inerested in reading about the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" you better search for ACTA in Wikipedia - better than to follow the SPAM link in the above post.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterfeiting_Trade_Agreement

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: September 21, 2010 04:23AM

Thanks a lot, 4td8s!!

Cheers
SoerenB

No more own machines, because of addiction.
Don't know when I'll be back to normal ...

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: caktus
Date: September 21, 2010 08:50PM

Does anyone really think this will stop large-scale counterfeiting of good and services?

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: guenter
Date: September 22, 2010 02:06AM

Assume that is right.

p.s. The original link is IMHO for a group's behalf that has to replicate or ship out of order to get hold of certain stuff (order = contracts made by owners that say this can be only shipped and sold to certain countries / which can be a problem [apart from high, monopolist prizing] if the rights owners do not sell in some locations at all).

So there are two sides to the coin and the bans only care for the rights holders', that may arbitrarily charge exorbitant prices or not sell in some countries at all.

So it is a real problem but nothing that should be in General - it is for Off Topic forum. IMHO we could relocate?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/2010 02:09AM by guenter.

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: September 22, 2010 02:14AM

Yepp!

Cheers
SoerenB

No more own machines, because of addiction.
Don't know when I'll be back to normal ...

Re: K-Meleon Banned in the U.S.A.?
Posted by: EU "alarmed"
Date: October 07, 2010 04:31AM

Please read this article: MPAA loves ACTA, but European Parliament "alarmed" by it
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/10/mpaa-likes-acta-while-european-parliament-alarmed-by-it.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

It is almost but not too late to stop this treaty that could destroy K-Meleon
and other open source projects forever. Please head over to this thread
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?12,108630
and follow all the links to lodge your protests with the U.S. government and
the European Parliament.
The Future of the Internet is in your hands. Thank you.

[long user name truncated]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2010 12:38AM by disrupted.

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