I have read the articles on this treaty and the whole document that was leaked in April. I figured out that everyone is trying to save free speech and fandom. But as of now, the ACTA agreement has been reached and no one seem to care and just ignores the facts about the fate of their freedoms and fandoms because of this treaty. But now, it's too late.
The Internet is dead and our fandoms of anime have now become illegal. Most of all, the question is, alongside on spying your internet habits, will ACTA also require countries to install surveillance cameras in homes to spy on individuals and families to determine whether their personal and/or family activities infringes copyright? Maybe and it possibly can.
The consequences on an individual and/or family would be harsh and severe if for example, a child or teen attempts to draw a cartoon/anime character off a TV show with piece of paper and a crayon or pencil even try making their own anime/cartoon character, a family member singing a song in the shower even try to think of his/her own song, or if a parent attempts to share a secret chicken recipe to a neighbor, that person would be blacklisted from society (meaning he/she will be banned from supermarkets, banks, shopping centers, malls, and would lose and/or be denied from getting a job, a bank account and a home. Homeless shelters and orphanages will be forced in compliance to refuse take the parent and/or child in because he/she is on the blacklist for infringing copyrighted material), fined, or serve a life sentence in prison.
Sounds a bit harsh and ridiculous, right? Exactly. In fact, ACTA can be misused to accuse and arrest infringement people of copyright infringement for example, they don't have computers, iPods, cell phones, laptops, or any other digital devices. Who knows? Under ACTA, it'll be confusing to determine who's infringing copyright and who's not. Thus, countries may declare under this agreement that everyone is infringing copyright even if they don't have any such devices that infringes copyright.
In fact, everyone's freedoms are now in danger. ACTA will stifle creativity, even a child's own creativity. This trade agreement is Anti-consumer, Anti-innovation, Anti-Creativity, Anti-Freedom, etc.
Article 2.14.1 of ACTA shows that non-commercial works including fan art and fanfiction are now considered illegal because this is what the European Union wants, to stifle everyone's creativity, freedoms, and fandoms of their own favorite shows, especially anime.
It's only a matter of time when the final draft of the treaty has been released and signed by our US president. And when it does, it will kill more jobs rather than protecting them and it will make the entire entertainment industry even more worse.