ACTA

CETA: TTIP's Little Brother. Why We Need To Fight It

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CETA is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada. After years of being negotiated in secret, it's in the legal scrubbing phase and is headed for the EU Parliament where it will either be ratified and put into effect, or killed off like ACTA was on July 4th, 2012. That depends on us and how willing we are to overcome campaign fatigue and push back for another Pirate victory. Please note, we'll have to do it again for TTIP.

The UK and EU - Taking A View From Stockholm

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Sometimes it's good to take a step to see things more clearly. I started writing this in Stockholm after being invited to the official election campaign launch for Sweden's Pirate Party. It was their success in '09 that kickstarted so much interest in the Pirate Party movement.

So it was good to take a moment to remember that.

But also it was worth taking a step away from the already poisonous atmosphere in the run up to the European elections in Britain. Other British party leaders chose to kick their campaigns off bickering with their enemies. We chose to kick it off talking with our friends out in Europe about what we have achieved.

And the Pirate Party has delivered way more for the British people than UKIP has for instance. And that's even without any British MEPs. Think what we could achieve with a candidate like Maria Aretoulaki in Brussels.

Loz Kaye on ACTA crash: Politically poisonous to be anti-Internet

Europe's Internet users welcomed the EU parliament's decision to reject a controversial anti-piracy treaty. ACTA which is an international trade agreement is aimed at preventing large-scale intellectual property theft. Critics claim the treaty would threaten people's web freedom. Outside the EU, ACTA has been signed by the US, Canada, Japan and several other countries. Loz Kaye, from the Pirate Party UK, says the rejection by the EU Parliament is a historic victory for citizens over lobbyists.

 

Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 23:00

BBC: Acta- European Parliament's Schulz criticises treaty

The president of the European Parliament has criticised the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta). On German television network ARD, Martin Schulz said of the treaty: "I don't find it good in its current form."

Mr Schulz's comments are a sign that Acta is in "real political trouble", according to Loz Kaye, leader of the Pirate Party UK. "One of the things that's very interesting is that now the Acta agreement is coming under fire from all sides," he told the BBC.

Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 01:00

Game Politics: ACTA Provisions Rise From the Grave in CETA

Less than a week after the European Parliament voted to soundly reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), opponents of that measure are crying foul on a back door deal to get some of the treaty's worst provision enacted as part of another treaty.

"There now seems to be an new secret strategy to slip the most discredited aspects of ACTA into a different trade agreement," noted Loz Kaye, leader of the Pirate Party.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 01:00

Vice Magazine: Europe Hates ACTA

Whilst the Greeks spent the weekend fighting each other in the streets about poverty, protesters across the rest of Europe united to wage war on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The demonstrations that took place in over 200 cities follow weeks of protests in Poland and Sweden, supported by Anonymous and the various Pirate Party's of Europe.

While I was there, I met up with leader of the British Pirate Party Loz Kaye, who I eventually got to speak to once he'd finished shouting loudly into a bullhorn for a long time.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 01:00

RT: Loz Kaye on ACTA crash- Politically poisonous to be anti-Internet

Europe's Internet users welcomed the EU parliament's decision to reject a controversial anti-piracy treaty. ACTA which is an international trade agreement is aimed at preventing large-scale intellectual property theft. Critics claim the treaty would threaten people's web freedom. Outside the EU, ACTA has been signed by the US, Canada, Japan and several other countries. Loz Kaye, from the Pirate Party UK, says the rejection by the EU Parliament is a historic victory for citizens over lobbyists.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 01:00

WEB PRO NEWS: Is There A New ACTA Already In The Works?

Leaked G8 proposal is strikingly similar to ACTA

Pirate Party UK leader Loz Kaye spoke to The Inquirer about the leaked document. He said that besides the obvious danger to online civil liberties, the counterfeit medicine segment of the treaty is cause for concern. He says that this proposal, like ACTA, makes no distinction between counterfeit fake drugs and generic drugs. This would make generic drugs illegal and only allow expensive corporate produced drugs to be sold. The danger lies in the fact that many poor citizens rely on generic drugs to stay alive or counter illnesses.

Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 (All day)

MUSIC LAW UPDATES: Pirate Party makes European policy progress

The UK’s Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye told The Inquirer: “With the recent election victory in Berlin and now the Green EU Block adopting key Pirate Party positions, the movement continues to grow in its influence. This is because of the strength of our ideas. There are real challenges to digital rights world wide – site blocking, three strikes laws and the global intellectual property law treaty ACTA – and people are looking to us to stand up to the industry lobbyists. It’s vital that we work at an international level to combat these threats to the open web”.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 (All day)

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