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ACTA Internet Chapter Leaked, Transparency Still Absent

February 22, 2010 , , , ,

Yesterday, PC World came out with the news that the much-discussed, but long-secret Internet chapter of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was leaked to the public. The leak confirms…

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Leaked Document Summarizes January’s ACTA Negotiations in Mexico

February 18, 2010 , , , ,

ACTA negotiations in Mexico, reveals more about where the parties are and what topics they are actually discussing. The report notes the progress of various sections of ACTA, both in…

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ACTA Needs to Be Public, Even if It’s Just About “Enforcement”

February 11, 2010 , ,

Supporters of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) are careful to say it’s all about “enforcement.” Ambassador Ron Kirk, the United States Trade Representative, describes ACTA as aimed at “strengthening…

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U.S. Government Denies that ACTA Mandates Filtering or Three Strikes, But Questions On its Contents

February 10, 2010 , , , ,

…go beyond U.S. law in the ACTA. Good news (well, any news) is hard to come by when it comes to ACTA, so I suppose this’ll have to do for…

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Live Blogging from World’s Fair Use Day: Panel 3 – Technology Unbound: Fair Use for Innovation

January 12, 2010

…you. AM: Going to yell at me about ACTA? laugh GBS: How does somebody who’s not a lawyer make it known to your bosses that they care about fair use,…

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Live Blogging from World’s Fair Use Day: Lunchtime Fair Use Q&A

January 12, 2010

ACTA — although it’s true that exporting fair use might not be good (c) policy, there is somethign deeply cynical about a (c) policy which exports limiting principles without exporting…

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Live Blogging from World’s Fair Use Day

January 12, 2010

ACTA, why isn’t it? Doyle — if see agreement, need to sign a non-disclosure agreement. He’s curious whether member of Congress saw terms, if could offer legislation. He’s for putting…

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Very Positive Statement By the US at WIPO

December 16, 2009

…is reflected in its actions both at WIPO and in other arenas, including in its pursuit of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). In addition to the U.S., many countries including…

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You Want Enforcement? Here’s Your Enforcement

December 4, 2009 , ,

…lobbying in state legislatures for exactly this sort of ham-fisted, ignorant law are having repercussions even today. The forum-shifting and enforcement focus present in ACTA have much the same scent….

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Another ACTA leak reveals Europe’s worries about Internet chapter

December 2, 2009

The Daily Finance is reporting on a newly leaked memo from the European Union analyzing and critiquing ACTA’s Internet chapter. According to the memo, ACTA’s Internet chapter would have provisions…

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