Am I the only one to be concerned when I see that the grubberment "announces plans to modernise intellectual property laws, aiding growth and adding billions to the UK economy".
So I looked at http://www.bis.gov.uk/news/topstories/2011/Aug/reforming-ip
which led me to http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipresponse-international.pdf
In that I see that the aim of all this is "An efficient, respected, international intellectual property system that encourages innovation and creativity while enabling the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas."
or the short version "an efficient, international intellectual property system"
buried in the document is this little innocuous nugget "Work to secure increased membership to existing trade mark registration systems, and a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaty on designs,"
The WIPO, aren’t they the people behind the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)????? Remember that?? Border searches to see if your iPod has any illegal music on it. ACTA is nothing more than an attempt by copyright mafiaa to establish an international organisation with its own governing body and it would exist outside existing international organisations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO)
"Since ACTA is an international treaty, it is an example of policy laundering used to establish and implement legal changes. Policy laundering allows legal provisions to be pushed through via closed negotiations among private members of the executive bodies of the signatories. This method avoids use of public legislation and its judiciary oversight."
Where in the Hargreaves report does it say that control of the UKs IP law be handed over to the Motion Picture Ass. of America and the Recording Industry Ass. of America