View Full Version : Obama signs law to stop Generic Drugs From Coming into America and restrict Free Speech

01-27-2012, 01:56 AM
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Obama signed ACTA in 2010, and it was approved by the European Union yesterday. This is an international agreement to not only silent Free Speech on the Internet here and abroad it will give a big problem to Generic Drugs from being able to come into this country and the US Congress who never even debated this bill ACTA may be bound to it.

The scary part is as you keep reading is that Obama signed it last year without ANY Congressional Approval.

As you can see by this petition which has just come up today, THE SOCIAL NETWORK TWITTER HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO SILENCE FREE SPEECH.



It seems to elite in this country would never want you to know the truth about certain things and wish to throw people in jail for showing for example YOUTUBE CLIPS of how Newt Gingrich Actually feels about Ronald Reagan:



http://act.demandprogress.org/act/mpaa_cash/%3Freferring_akid%3Da4732656.486732.eTPI4L%26sourc e%3Dauto-e


01-27-2012, 02:24 AM
From a Generic Drug Business Editors blog:

In a press release issued just before the fifth round of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) got under way in Morocco, Oxfam warned of its fears that the final agreement could lead to generic firms being subject to criminal prosecutions for sending generics to countries in need (see p. 4). However, the likelihood of such an outcome from ACTA is open to question. Of course, on the face of it, ACTA is not concerned with generic drug markets, or indeed the provision of legitimate drugs, whether branded or generic, to developing countries. According to the Office of the US Trade Representative, its roots lie in a desire to tackle the proliferation of counterfeit and pirated goods around the world.

More at link.

The internet provisions are not so "friendly".

PDF of English translation: http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/assets/pdfs/acta-crc_apr15-2011_eng.pdf

See page 15 for

Section 5: Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Environment

4. A Party may provide, in accordance with its laws and regulations, its competent
authorities with the authority to order an online service provider to disclose
expeditiously to a right holder information sufficient to identify a subscriber whose
account was allegedly used for infringement, where that right holder has filed a legally
sufficient claim of trademark or copyright or related rights infringement, and where
such information is being sought for the purpose of protecting or enforcing those rights.
These procedures shall be implemented in a manner that avoids the creation of barriers
to legitimate activity, including electronic commerce, and, consistent with that Party’s
law, preserves fundamental principles such as freedom of expression, fair process, and

01-27-2012, 05:37 AM
Obama can't enforce this unless he submits it to the senate, and gets 2/3

Working Poor
01-27-2012, 06:32 AM
Obama can't enforce this unless he submits it to the senate, and gets 2/3

Obama can do anything he wants...

01-27-2012, 09:51 AM
I could have sworn I'd seen videos where campaigning he said he would end the big pharma drug monopoly which was bankrupting medicare and let cheaper drugs come in.

01-27-2012, 09:53 AM
Obama can't enforce this unless he submits it to the senate, and gets 2/3

He and Bush both have ignored that on several issues. And I agree, it is unconstitutional. THIS time I understand the Senate is asking it be sent there to be voted on but the White HOuse is trying to say it doesn't need to be (the copyright one).

01-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Well, there goes the sovereignty of the United States.