November 9, 2009

Let's Act on ACTA Before it's Too Late

Article Source Linux Journal
November 9, 2009, 8:19 am

It was over a year ago that I wrote about the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (ACTA), a new global standard for the enforcement of intellectual monopolies currently being discussed by representatives of the United States, the European Commission, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. Since then, the secret negotiations have been continuing, and the threats it poses to the Internet as we know it grow ever larger.

That was starkly demonstrated recently when Michael Geist managed to get hold of details about the hitherto-mysterious section of ACTA dealing directly with the Internet.


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