Auckland ACTA

March 24th, 2010 at 10:53 am by David Farrar

If you are in Auckland and want to learn more about the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (), there is a public briefing run by InternetNZ this afternoon.

The venue is the Coromandel Room, Level 1, Rendezvous Hotel, corner Vincent St and Mayoral Drive in Auckland’s CBD.

It commences at 2.00pm and will be finished by 4.00pm.

Speakers include

  • Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Jonathon Penney – the 2010 Cyberlaw Fellow at Victoria University of
    Wellington
  • Colin Jackson – a Wellington consultant and blogger at IT.gen.nz
  • Rick Shera – Lawyer, Lowndes Jordan
  • Jordan Carter – Policy Director,

If you click on my ACTA tag you’ll find more info about ACTA and why it is important to be vigilant about it.

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9 Responses to “Auckland ACTA”

  1. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    that’d be this stinking pile of dog crap..?..wouldn’t it..?

    and you are boosting it..eh..?

    no surprises there..eh..?

    http://whoar.co.nz/2010/anti-piracy-laws-from-the-dark-ages/

    “..Mining national parks.

    Merging government departments.

    That’s not all your government wants to do in secret.

    Next month the Government is hosting the eighth round of international negotiations to come up with an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, known as ACTA.

    This is real secret squirrel stuff.

    It started just over three years ago as a proposal from the United States to Canada, and it has since expanded to include Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

    Its scope has also expanded from fake Rolexes and Gucci bags .. to setting up a new body to control what can go on the internet.

    If you’re wondering why a new body is needed to do this .. you’re not alone..”

    sorta ‘smells’ like yr ‘work’..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  2. David Farrar (1,437 comments) says:

    Phil – please try and not be a moron. Seriously this is probably the dumbest thing you have ever posted. The meeting is not to promote ACTA, but to scrutinise it. And if you read what I have posted on ACTA in the past, you would see it has been critical of ACTA, and especially the US interest pushing their agenda.

    I’ve been part of a team that is bringing the world’s leading critic of ACTA to New Zealand, to speak at a public meeting on it.

    Next time try and engage your brain before your mouth.

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  3. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    i apologise..and withdraw..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

    [DPF: Ta – very gracious. At least we agree on some things!]

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  4. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    “i apologise..and withdraw..”

    What a pity your father did not follow the same advice.:)

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  5. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    gee..!..big bruv..

    all yr own work..?..that one..?

    (y’know..the fact that you have to knick any ‘punchlines’..

    .or..as in this case..use one so creaky/old..you must have had to brush the cobwebs off..

    ..only confirms that righties-have-no-sense-of-humour thesis..eh..?)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  6. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    bruv..are you really brendan dougan..the country singer..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  7. big bruv (14,217 comments) says:

    Phool

    Dugan…not Dougan

    Just don’t tell D4J.

    BTW, do you reckon he would make a good mayor?

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  8. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    of d4j-ville..?..pop:..1..?

    o..kaay..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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