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

The Guardian: Why we are breaking the Pirate Bay ban

We must not hand courts and governments censorship powers without a public debate about digital rights.

Digital rights are big news these days. The demise of the Acta treaty, unleashed a wave of articles. One told us Acta had nothing to do with freedom of speech. Another, "Acta is dead in the EU", brought up a page saying "Error – Site Blocked", if you are a UK BT customer. That is because it is the blog of the file sharing site Pirate Bay.


Wednesday, 11 July, 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

UK Snoopers' Charter raises its ugly head again

AUTHORITARIAN POLITICIANS have gathered to pen a letter to the Times that says we must put up with blanket internet surveillance technology if we are to be saved from "terrorism".

UK Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye said that earlier rumours of the death of the so-called Snoopers' Charter had been exaggerated. He appealed to the politicians, adding that the Communications Bill should be rejected for very real reasons.

"After the Queen's speech I warned about the danger of a Snoopers' Charter reboot. Now politicians from Labour and the Conservatives want to do exactly that, and are calling for the return of the Communications Data Bill," he said

Friday, 14 June, 2013 (All day)

UK government Prevent strategy will block web sites

"Internet filtering across the public estate is essential. We want to ensure that users in schools, libraries, colleges and Immigration Removal Centres are unable to access unlawful material. We will continue to work closely with [the] filtering industry," Prevent the report states.

Loz Kaye, leader of the Party in the UK added his own thoughts to the mix in a short conversation with the INQUIRER. He said that the Party was concerned about the report, and added, "With its public Internet filtering the Coalition's Prevent strategy undermines the freedoms it purports to protect." 

Thursday, 9 June, 2011 (All day)

Death of snoopers’ charter is cautiously welcomed

OPPONENTS OF THE INTRUSIVE UK snoopers' charter Communications Bill haven't been celebrating since Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said he won't support it.

While Clegg and his Lib Dem party are convinced that this is the end of the bill, UK Pirate Party leader Loz Kaye cautiously welcomed the news.

"This proposal should never have come forward in the first place, it would turn us all from citizens into suspects. I hope this is indeed the good news we are promised. Let's wait for the final evidence, you'll forgive me for being sceptical about LibDem pledges," he said.

Friday, 26 April, 2013 (All day)

US legislators are urged to drop SOPA

Closer to home, Loz Kaye, the leader of the UK Pirate Party, warned that SOPA would not only affect the internet as Americans know it, but the internet as a whole.

"SOPA is an attack on the very heart of how the Internet functions. Such sweeping draconian legislation threatens any kind of share-content site on the web. It should give sponsors of the bill pause for thought that even such major companies as Google, Yahoo and Facebook have been vocal in their opposition," he said in a statement to the INQUIRER.

Monday, 21 November, 2011 (All day)

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)


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