[pp.int.general] Against ACTA

Daniel Riaño danielrr2 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 10:25:41 CET 2012

>From Obama's last speech:

I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for American products.
And I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules. We’ve
brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last
administration — and it’s made a difference. (Applause.) Over a thousand
Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires.
But we need to do more. It’s not right when another country lets our
movies, music, and software be pirated. It’s not fair when foreign
manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized.

Tonight, I’m announcing the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit that will
be charged with investigating unfair trading practices in countries like
China. (Applause.) There will be more inspections to prevent counterfeit or
unsafe goods from crossing our borders. And this Congress should make sure
that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when
it comes to accessing financing or new markets like Russia. Our workers are
the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise
you — America will always win. (Applause.)

In other words, up with the spirit of ACTA, a Trade Enforcement Unit will
be created by Obama that will prosecute pirates crossing US borders as well
as, say, those other guys trafficking with counterfeited drugs and thing
like that.

2012/1/26 Daniel Riaño <danielrr2 at gmail.com>

> Today is the day when the European Commision will sign ACTA in Japan.
> Unless the European Parliament is subjected to unprecedented public
> pressure, they will sign ACTA as well.
> Now, what are we going to do about it?
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