January 23rd, 2012

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Fic Of the Week - Week Four

Well here we are, week four, and I'm still managing to keep up. This may be the longest I've ever managed to stick to a New Year Resolution!

Last week's fic, Jack and the Beanstalk, was brilliant, a great re-telling of the old Fairy Tale. I wanted something completely different for this week though, so after a bit of hunting I came across this one from 2009:

A Welsh Holiday, Or, Jack And Ianto Tackle The Plumbing by sierasky. First chapter is here:

http://sierasky.livejournal.com/11792.html

It's another short one, only 7 chapters, but it looks like it should be fun. The moment I came across it, I couldn't resist - and that was just from reading the first sentence!

Any recommendations for fics I could include in my challenge will be welcomed - nothing longer than 20 chapters though, please. I do have other things I need to do during the week; sad to say I can't spend all my time reading fanfic, much as I would like to!

Gasp

ACTA

Originally posted by cantarina1at post
Originally posted by electricdruidat The fiasco continues

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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