Wednesday, July 04, 2012

no ACTA

Giuseppe,
This just in -- the European Parliament, in a landslide vote, has voted down ACTA, with 478 votes against and only 39 in favor! As one of the 380,000 people who called on MEPs to vote "No," (attraverso Acces Now, ndr) congratulations to you and all the other organizations, communities, and Members of Parliament who have fought to defeat this dangerous international treaty.

Chissà se i politici italiani la vorranno capire una volta per tutte  che non devono nemmeno mai pensare a leggi che interferiscono con la libertà di espressione.
Mi piace molto il First Amendment della Costituzione USA, che recita proprio:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...

1 comment:

Ebrahim Ansari said...

Those in power will normally make no effort to support a new invention, unless it can help them to augment their power; and even when they do support it, their efforts are usually insufficient to allow the new ideas to be fully exploited.
[Claude Chappe, 1824]

AND LATER:

Anyone performing unauthorized transmissions of signals from one place to another, with the aid of telegraphic machines or by any other means, will be punished with an imprisonment of one month to one year, and a fine of 1,000 to 10,000 Francs.
[French Law passed in 1837 made private networking illegal]