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  1. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I believe this can be EVO related, we do have one of the best smartphones ever built. We can put all of kinds of content on it, with up to 32 gigs, or more with extra SD cards, full of music, movies, pictures, and other types of media, legally or not. Not sure if any of you have heard of this group ACTA, you will now. Reason I'm posting this here is because we as gadget consumers, tend to carry around more than just one gadget. Also many of us travel, which means, the possibility of our gadgets getting taken away from us at security in airports, we use and love the internet and possibly abuse the sht out of our ISP's.

    Technology Groups Criticize Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement | Security Management
    Stop the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement - The Inquirer
    The Volokh Conspiracy Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Unconstitutional?
    Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation
    And finally:
    What is ACTA and why should you care? - Nathan Roach
    An excerpt from the last link:
    "3. Criminal Sanctions
    As well, ACTA signatories will be required to adopt both civil and criminal legal sanctions for copyright owners' technological protection measures. That means things like unlocking cell phones, copying DVDs, or removing digital watermarks could be criminalized on a global level. Most reasoned observers would agree that copyright holders need to have a way to stop unauthorized copying. The "DVD pirate" who buys a DVD at Wal-Mart and sells 1,000 copies for $5 a pop out of the back of a van should be held properly accountable. But do you really want the FBI breaking down your front door when your child loads a "cracked" video game on his online-connected Xbox? "


    What does this mean for us?


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    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    Hmm have not heard of it, but good luck with them trying to enforce that here....
     
  3. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So you don't think they'll pull it off? It's been in talks since 2007, and its not just the US, its world wide as well, like 37 countries so far. Sucks.
     
  4. J03

    J03 Well-Known Member

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    Well for one, the US just made modifying cell phones legal.

    iPhone jailbreaking (and all cell phone unlocking) made legal - Yahoo! News

    It's also legal to make a copy of a CD or DVD that you already legally own for your own use as long as you are not selling or distrubuting it. For that reason, as long as the police aren't willing to apply for warrants to search your house, carrying around a burned CD or DVD will never be illegal.

    As far as limiting torrent traffic, some ISP's already throttle it so that's already an issue.

    Glasnost: Results from Tests for BitTorrent Traffic Blocking

    That is from 2 years ago so it may be better or worse (my money on worse) by now.
     

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