23 March 2010

Big ACTA Leak: Full Consolidated Text

La Quadrature du Net has obtained another ACTA document - and it's a biggie, but at the moment only a 56-page PDF. You can help convert it into text.

But what's really striking to me, as someone who has been covering this area for 18 months now, is how the rate of leaks is increasing: the more leaks there are, the more we get. It's a bit like those slow-motion scenes in films where the dam begins to break slowly, and then more and more cracks appear until finally - transparency.

So, let's keep those leaks coming, please.

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4 comments:

arjen said...

"social proof" probably applies: if you're uncertain about what to do and you look around you and see others do something, you follow - aka "others do it so it must be the right thing to do in this case".

Generally runs on automatic, of course people tend to not (want to) admit that they're essentially doing this, when asked they'll claim other reasons specifically valid for them (but that's a side-effect of the consistency principle ;-)

glyn moody said...

@arjen: yes, that's a good point. It's now become more socially acceptable to leak that draft...

Ciaran O'Riordan said...

I'm typing it up as plaintext here:

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/201001_acta.pdf_as_text

...for easier linking, searching, reading, quoting...

glyn moody said...

@ciaran: great work - thanks