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PK and EFF Tell Congress: Secret Negotiations Harm the Public Knowledge

August 6, 2009 ,

As many of you know, PK and its friends have been fighting to lift the veil of secrecy that shrouds the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiating process. The lack of…

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PK and EFF Tell Congress: Secret Negotiations Harm the Public

August 5, 2009

…consumers would all be exposed to liability for copyright infringement during the course of routine activities. Similarly, the ongoing ACTA negotiation also raises the specter of eroding consumer interests. In…

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Public Knowledge and EFF Ask Public Participation In Trade Advisory Groups

August 5, 2009

…all affected, including non-business interests.” PK and EFF noted in particular that in negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), that Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry…

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Groups Ask USTR To Remove Internet Issues From Trade Treaty

July 16, 2009

Nine groups have sent a letter to Ron Kirk, the U.S. Trade Representative, asking him for some revisions to his decision to move forward with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)….

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Jamming Prison Cell Phones Threatens Public Safety, Groups Tell Senate

July 14, 2009

…incentive to smuggle in contraband cell phones, it will help reduce the incentive and make the existing problem far more manageable.” A brief video on the issue is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/2539…

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Survival of the Biggest (Not the Fittest): The Evolution Waiver and Set-Top Box Competition

July 2, 2009 , ,

…not support high-definition (HD) signals, two-way communication (such as internet access or on-demand video), or DVR capability. ** We’ve talked about CableCARD before – for more information, see: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/964 https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/731…

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The Conundrum of Internet Filtering

June 24, 2009 , ,

…Kirk, what about ACTA – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement? Kirk was quoted not long as saying the government planned to move forward with the ACTA agenda about which the government…

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Government Still Blocking Information on Secret IP Enforcement Treaty

May 6, 2009

…background documents on ACTA be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Initially, USTR released 159 pages of information about ACTA and withheld more than 1300 additional pages, claiming…

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Watching the Watchlists

May 1, 2009 , , , ,

On Thursday, the US Trade Representative issued this year’s Special 301 Report, which is meant to highlight countries that are seen as not doing enough to protect copyrights, patents, and…

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Welcome to Washington, Movie Studio Execs!

April 20, 2009

…by the FCC to inquire as to the petition’s status. ACTA: We’ve seen some encouraging developments with regard to the transparency of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations process recently…

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