G8

The internet natives are revolting

Loz Kaye responds to President Sarkozy's proposal of a 'civilised internet'

It's not a blank territory, or a collection of tubes, it is a true community. Instead of narrow exploitation, the web emphasises cooperation and sharing for mutual cultural and economic benefit. Instead of isolationism and xenophobia, the web encourages free communication across borders. Instead of staid hierarchies, the web allows us all the opportunity to be active rather than passive participants in the world around us. But this can only remain the case if the internet is allowed to continue without undue interference and fettering.

 

Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 - 23:00

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)

ACTA on the ropes in the EU, but the G8 are working on a follow-up.

Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 18:15

The Pirate Party UK were invited to a seminar organised by David Martin, the European Parliament's rapporteur on ACTA, at the weekend, along with representatives from the Open Rights Group and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group. At the end of a healthy discussion, David Martin indicated that he was going to recommend against the European Parliament adopting the treaty, and has since declared the treaty to be "dead" in Europe.