Just when you thought that paying your taxes and being a good memeber of society was enough to ensure your government was going to look after your interests...http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/22/hustinx_acta/
The man charged with protecting EU citizens' personal data and privacy has protested at being frozen out of secret negotiations to tighten international copyright law online.
Hustinx today said ACTA could mean "three strikes" or "graduated response" policies - where ISPs restrict internet access to those accused of infringing copyright by filesharing - are imposed. ISPs could also be compelled to monitor their customers' internet use for illegal filesharing, he claimed.
"Whereas intellectual property is important to society and must be protected, it should not be placed above individuals' fundamental rights to privacy and data protection," Hustinx said.
It seems we should all think again, the copyright cartel are dealing hard, promising rewards and lining a lot of pockets to ensure any new regulations go their way, their way is of course anti democratic and thus we should all start defending those rights our parents and their parents before them have defended before these rights-theives make good on their threats to abuse us at will.