ACTA: Bad for Civil Liberties

Tech Liberty has written an article about the ACTA treaty's implications for civil liberties in New Zealand.

It lists five areas for concern:

  • Criminalisation of civil offences leading to judicial overkill.
  • Statutory damages leading to the monetisation of the justice system.
  • Secondary liability where the innocent are punished for the sins of the guilty.
  • Revealing personal data to corporations is a breach of privacy.
  • Technological protection measures take away the ability to use what you've paid for.

Read the full article.