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Belgium against ACTA

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The Citizens of Belgium
That we are subjected to international treaties that can have major impacts on our freedom of speech without being protected by our government.
That a giant treaty like ACTA can have major consequences for our privacy. That we can’t defend or voice our opinions about it because of information that is being withheld from the public. That the government ignores one of the most vital laws (Wet Openbaarheid van Bestuur en Privacy) and we the public request that the government immediately utilizes all of the resources to make the documents around the ACTA treaty public and accessible for everybody and host a public debate. Until that time we would like a rejection of any further approaches towards the ACTA treaty from this moment forward or to reject the treaty completely.


The case for transparency
- the use of appropriate democratic processes in the formation of domestic law and government policy

The case for fairness and equity in law
- managing the balance between protecting the rights of copyright holders, and preserving the civil rights of individual citizens, how ACTA could undermine the balance and fairness essential to New Zealand copyright

The case for laws that support value creation
- managing the balance between providing incentives and remuneration for the creation of creative works, and businesses that rely on copyright exceptions (e.g. fair use, safe harbours) plus enabling innovation in business models, products and services through new technology.

The case against protectionism - balancing the economic good of the profitability of a small number of large companies with the economic good created by an open and relatively unregulated Internet

The case for thorough economic analysis and for tough negotiation in Free Trade Agreements
- achieving Free Trade Agreements that benefit New Zealand economically



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