ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
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Summary: Cursing everything under the sun as he lay in the hospital bed, a hand pressed to his throbbing head, Chacha's whole world changed at the sight of his doctor's dimpled smile.
Comments This is a request by eilonwe2. I should have had this done sooner but...yeah, no excuse ^^; Also, I'm not too happy with the way I ended or the smut itself. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it~
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Summary: Reita only saw the smile, the quirk of that sensous mouth. He didn't see behind it; didn't see the tears or sorrow that smile hid.
Comments This is unedited. So, please forgive any mistakes. Oh! Also, this is based off an rp of mine at Tokyo Music Academy.
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The year is 2020 and the Yakzua rule all.
Eight years ago mass panic and mayhem erupted through out the world for one reason: the Mayan calendar. It was predicted that in the year 2012, the world would end. People foolishly believed in what was publish by false prophets and loons. The people's belief in what they thought was the end was the Yakuza's pathway to the top.
Danchou knew the truth of what the Mayan's predicted and he used that knowledge to his advantage.
The Mayan's true message? Deep in the twisting, endless paths of Aokigahara a portal would soon open. From within the swirling purple vortex would come demons, hybrids, mythical creatures beyond what humanity could ever dream up. Some of them were good, wanting nothing more than to start a new life within the human world.
Danchou was one of the rare few who came through the gate with a simple thirst for one thing: Power. Once the doors to the portal closed, no one could get back through, not that most of them cared. They were happy discreetly taking over the humans. Danchou climbed the ranks of a local Yakuza branch at an alarmingly fast rate until he was Kumicho. Not that anyone noticed really, they were to caught up in the mayhem that the supposed end of the world caused.
Once at the top, he took over Japan and banished anyone who opposed him.
The only surviving gang is a branch of Yakuza, too small to overtake Danchou yet too powerful for the authorities to do anything about, well what's left of authority.