Sunday, August 29, 2010

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

While surfing the internet I stumbled upon a video released by news station RussiaToday that talked about the European Union and other countries negotiating an agreement called ACTA which is an acronym for Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. After I did some reading and watched more videos I learned some pretty shocking information. This agreement will basically allow law enforcement to search your private items such as your laptops and all other types of media devices. Basically imagine that you are traveling from one country to another and upon your arrival to either you are suddenly stopped to have your items inspected. What ever happened to our right to privacy? Well the thing is that this agreement for example in the United States we have our Bill of rights that entitle us to the right to have privacy however this will change since ACTA is an international law and will be more "important" that our Bill of Rights.

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