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Senators Pressure Negotiators on ACTA

October 2, 2008

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and the panel’s senior Republican, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, have asked trade negotiators not to make the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) too…

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Wireless Industry Wrong on Key Elements of Text Messaging Protections, Public Knowledge and Allies T

October 2, 2008

…to report crimes via texting. None of those uses is deemed “acceptable” by the industry standards, the filing said. The filing is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1773 The original petition, filed in December,…

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Public Knowledge Warns of ‘Grave Dangers’ of Deep Packet Inspection

September 25, 2008

…proposed use, and have affirmatively and actively consented to any practices which could violate customers’ expectations of privacy. Her written statement is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1761 The oral statement is here: https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1762…

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Public Interest Groups Sue Government To Force Open Secret Trade Deal

September 18, 2008

ACTA could include criminal measures, increased border search powers, and encouragement for Internet service providers to cooperate with copyright holders. Despite the significant impact ACTA could have on consumers and…

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PK, EFF, Sue for ACTA Documents

September 18, 2008 ,

Several weeks ago, PK and EFF asked the US Trade Representative to turn over documents on ACTA, the international agreement on counterfeiting that still hasn’t been made public yet. After…

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Senate Copyright Bill ‘An Enormous Gift’ To Copyright Holders

September 10, 2008

…https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1678 One controversial provision of the legislation would give the Justice Department the additional authority to bring civil suits against copyright infringers. The DoJ now has the power to bring…

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Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough IP Enforcement

July 15, 2008 , , ,

…doing more “TRIPs-plus” agreements (such as ACTA with consenting countries might be a way to go. Here, Prof. Barton softly mentioned that IP protection can sometimes go too far and…

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G8 Endorses ACTA: Great, so what’s in it?

July 9, 2008 , ,

In its “Declaration on the World Economy”, the G-8 included an endorsement of ACTA and ongoing efforts to “standardize” IP enforcement through customs organizations. “We encourage the acceleration of negotiations…

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ACTA PUBLIC COMMENTS–One-Stop Shop

July 9, 2008 , ,

We recently scanned all of the documents filed in response to the USTR’s request for public comments regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). They are presented below, if sometimes angularly,…

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What Does NebuAd Know About You? What Doesn’t It?

July 9, 2008

…in the network, not on a Web site or even in your computer. Some of NebuAd’s customers,like Charter Communications, have been scared off by the [negative publicity](https://www.publicknowledge.org/node/1617) surrounding exposure of…

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