Include a Media Player in Installation CD / DVD
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 12:38:46 UTC 2010
On 08/17/2010 01:35 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 15/08/2010 19:27, Yorvyk wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 17:41:34 +1000
>> Basil Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:
>>> On 15/08/2010 13:21, IdleOne wrote:
>>>> Ubuntu comes with Totem as a default as for the codecs, there are legal
>>>> reasons why those codecs are not installed by default and they won't be
>>>> anytime soon
>>> Nor forever - if the terms of the secret negotiations now going on
>>> between nations, and about which they are "sworn" not to discuss or
>>> disclose to their citizens are accepted. I read about this only a day or
>>> so ago but now cannot find the reference to this :-( .
>>> And it is not a joke.
>>> I'll see if I can find this article I read and will then post it
>>> probably in sounder.
>> I think it is ACTA that youâ€™re talking about.
> Yes, it is the ACTA which I read about and was referring to.
> A frightening situation.
> 1984 on steroids.
Here is what Google brought up with ACTA:
The *Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement* (*ACTA*) is a proposed
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plurilateral_agreement> for the purpose of
establishing international standards on intellectual property
ACTA would establish a new international legal framework that countries
can join on a voluntary basis^
and would create its own governing body outside existing international
institutions such as the World Trade Organization
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Organization> (WTO), the World
Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) or the United Nations
Negotiating countries have described it as a response "to the increase
in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected
The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterfeit> goods, generic
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_drug> medicines and copyright
infringement <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement> on
the Internet <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet>.^
Because it is in effect a treaty, ACTA would overcome many court
precedents defining consumer rights as to "fair use" and would either
change or remove limitations on the application of intellectual property
After a series of draft text leaks in 2008, 2009 and 2010 the
negotiating parties published the official version of the current draft
20 April 2010.^
The idea to create a plurilateral agreement on counterfeiting was
developed by Japan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan> and the United
States <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> in 2006. Canada, the
European Union <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union> and
Switzerland <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland> joined the
This from the first web page ACTA brought up. There is more than
you want to read :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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