The treaty was devised to help the fight against piracy. As I am typing this, it is to be passed within 6 months. Some argue that it invades our privacy rather than protecting it. Under ACTA -
-ISPs, or Internet Service Providers, (such as Comcast and Verizon) will be mandated to monitor what websites you browse on the internet. There will be no 'InPrivate' button and everything you do, from playing games to typing in personal information online, will be watched.
-Your electronic devices can be searched and scanned randomly without a warrant to make sure you haven't obtained copyrighted material illegally. Keep in mind that most media you own on your computer is probably copyrighted.
-If you are accused of copyright infringement 3 times, even without any evidence, your internet access could be cut off, possibly for a year to a lifetime. This is still being disputed by the European Union.
These are some reasons why the ACTA is called inhumane and unjust. What's more twisted, they say, is that the press hasn't mentioned the ACTA once.
Search it on Wikipedia. Spread the word.
Another College Student: It's probably a conspiracy. Derp.
How Obama (&company), censored the internet despite mass protests against SOPA and PIPA.
Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA.
"White House bypasses Senate to ink ACTA, an agreement that could allow Chinese companies to demand ISPs remove web content in US with no legal oversight."
"Craig's List, Urban Dictionary, and Wikipedia BANNED from the Internet due to ACTA violation ALLEGATIONS by Microsoft...
...Microsoft announces launch of new and improved replacement sites for Craig's List, Urban Dictionary, and Wikipedia...
...basic subscription is FREE!!!...
"No man, it really isn't that big of deal actually, they revised it. Besides, we can't fight an International treaty."