Anonymous Reveals The Arcane Legal Trick Behind ACTA

Anonymous exposes the nefarious goals of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Thanks to Christopher Neitzert for the tip.

“Greetings, world. We are Anonymous.

We are here to reveal to you an arcane legal trick, which will be used to take away your freedom starting in June 2012.

Your governments have been secretly negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA as it is known.

The title is misleading.

The true goal of ACTA is to crush the internet, as we know it, and to take away your freedom.

We and other good people of this Earth have been pointing out a major problem with ACTA. The text of the agreement is extremely vague and can be interpreted in many ways. If read one way, ACTA does not endanger your freedom. If read another way, ACTA is the worst thing that has ever happened and will be used to take away your freedom and to crush the internet as we know it.

Supporters of ACTA are saying that each country, which ratifies ACTA, will choose their own interpretation. This is the biggest lie ever told.

Just like any other international agreement ACTA must be interpreted according to the Vienna Convention of 1969.

Article 32 of the Vienna Convention says that if any part of a treaty is ambiguous it must be interpreted based on documents produced during the drafting and negotiations phase of the agreement. For Acta these documents are classified and have never been made available to the public through official sources. Such secrecy has never surrounded any other global treaty in modern times.

In essence the true meaning of ACTA is being kept secret even from the governments who sign it.

Our friends at Wikileaks have obtained a small portion of these secret documents and their content is chilling. When all major governments of the world have signed and ratified ACTA, the secret documents will be gradually made public and the true meaning of ACTA will be revealed to the nations of the world.

Article 27 of the Vienna Convention says that all international treaties take precedence over any internal laws. The secret parts of ACTA will take precedence over any national laws. Governments will have no choice. Citizens will have no choice. The internet, as we know it, will end.

The last major obstacle in ACTA’s path is the European Parliament. In June 2012 the European Parliament will have its final vote on ACTA. If they vote to ratify ACTA, the world, as we know it, will end. Your freedoms will gradually disappear. Your internet will be gradually turned into a controlled, censored channel where you can only view content produced by a handful of companies.

ACTA is a declaration of war against every man, woman, and child on this planet.

If you are a politician, and you defend ACTA, you are guilty of treason of the highest degree and we will deal with you as such.

We will defeat ACTA.
We will not be silenced.
We will take to the streets.
We will take back our governments.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.”

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11 Comments on "Anonymous Reveals The Arcane Legal Trick Behind ACTA"

  1. Mamagriff50 | Jan 30, 2012 at 9:39 am |

    It’s time for all people to stand up for your basic right of free speech! What are the governments so afraid of? Without the sharing of free speech, beliefs and ideas, ther is nothing. Stand up for your basic freedom, speech! Fu*k ACTA. I’m with Anonymous.

  2. Anonymous needs to fire their music coordinator

  3. YaBooSucksToYouFascists | Jan 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm |

    It’s not too late folks.  Vote Obama 2012 to put an end to this.  If not him, Mitt Romney will definitely take a stand against it.

    • This is currently happening under the Obama Administration. He supports this. He’s as bought and paid for as the rest of them. Voting is useless; they’re all corrupt.

    • WakeUpSheep | Jan 31, 2012 at 11:30 am |

      hahaha you my friend need a lot more information before you open your mouth. 1. This is curtly taking place under the OBAMA administrations as stated from keori. 2. Romney and any other candidate beside President Paul are all puppets of greed and power, so your “vote” will be pointless because they are all controlled under the same ‘master’; $$$. 3. If you have been keeping up to date with the republican party; not from the main media, who is also control from the same master;  all of the votes in every state has been rigged. 4. if you dont believe anything i say at least look at history, it repeats self. The people are the same the only that changes is the mask.

  4. Sounds like the party’s over, or moving underground

  5. And do they really think they can pass this ACTA bill and NOT entre a world of hurt? Although I suppose the only people who are going to be out raged by this are those of us who go abit beyond Facebook and Twitter for our internet fixes…

  6. Thenosveratu | Jan 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm |

    Anonymous is a beacon in the darkness.

  7. You will note that this is global in scale,  that is because capitalism is a global phenomena.  These governments all equally fear their people,  not only in matters of commerce but contagious rebellion.  All of these laws are set to camouflage the real concerns,  the overthrow of the entire global system which is so richly deserved.  If you think ACTA,  SOPA or PIPA is bad,  take a look at TPP (Trans-pacific Partnership) –

    https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp

    The major piece of shit pushing for this is the USA.

    “A leaked version of the February 2011 draft U.S. TPP Intellectual Property Rights Chapter
    indicates that U.S. negotiators are pushing for the adoption of
    copyright measures far more restrictive than currently required by
    international treaties, including the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.”

    http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/tpp-10feb2011-us-text-ipr-chapter.pdf

  8. How to fight ACTA in Erope! – visit us – help us – http://www.whovotesforacta.eu/

  9. Judikator | Feb 2, 2012 at 10:33 am |

    People, read ACTA for yourself! ACTA is meant, and its not vague, to fight piracy on commercial scale! There are NO provisions and no means to “destroy Internet! Anonymous, wake up and hire a lawyer!

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