January 25th, 2012

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I usually keep my journal a happy place but I just had to post this.

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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

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Ratings for Southland 4x1

TNT's acclaimed cop drama Southland returned for its fourth season last Tuesday. The episode has drawn 2.4 million viewers so far in Live + 3 (1.8 million Live + Same Day), with 1.1 million adults 18-49 (783,000 L+SD) and 1.1 million adults 25-54 (780,000 L+SD). From Live + Same Day to Live + 3, Southland's season 3 premiere has already grown 36% among total viewers and 42% among key adult demos.

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Personally I think it couldn't have happened to a better show. What a season opener! If anyone on my f-list saw it I'd love to know what you thought.