The C in ACTA is COUNTERFEIT
So [family] faces [penalty] for [3 accusations] unless [successful challenge]
And this breaks 2 fundamental rights, it's a collective punishment, and it's a punishment on accusation sans judicial process. It also suppresses free speech if the Internet becomes the dominant mechanism for expressing yourself.
It also sets the template, if you accept that you can break 3 fundamental rights for such a minor reason then it can be broken for all more serious reasons.
So [men] face [penalty] for [rape accusation] unless [successful prove innocence]
[teens] face [penalty] for [possession white powder] unless [prove it's not drugs]
And on the flip side, it is to increase the profit from copyright material to support creative industries like music, however recent studies of music show the reverse, that actually under the new regimen MORE money is going to the creators of music.
So if they want to go back to the old regimen, by this 3 strikes laws, then LESS money goes to musicians and MORE to Geffen? The opposite of what they say they're after?
In software, more of the games/software/service is being moved to live servers, making client side piracy a non issue (World of Warcraft et al) and movies will move from selling plastic disks to pay per view, meaning they have a fix too. Musicians are already better off now they can bypass the record companies.
So what problem are we trying to fix that doesn't already have a fix? This one?:
"LORD Mandelson has promised tough action on illegal downloaders in a bid to help close friend David Geffen achieve his dream of owning the world's four biggest yachts."
"Every time you download a track illegally you're stealing a tiny fragment of one of the diamonds in David's massive pile of diamonds that just sits in a big heap in one of the enormous houses he doesn't even know he's got."
One more point, they were supposed to be negotiation a COUNTERFEITING treaty, yet it's morphed into another SPECIAL INTERESTS *COPYRIGHT* TREATY. The people involved do not have the mandate to negotiate anything other than a COUNTERFEITING treaty, this shouldn't even be in discussion.