ACTA internet chapter leaked

[ reposted from EFA ] Michael Geist is reporting that the text of the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) chapter on internet enforcement has been leaked. As suspected, the text is unlikely to require major changes to Australian law, but it does do two very concerning things: Increased pressure on intermediaries (ISPs) to monitor and[…]

ACTA copyright negotiations underway still secret, still worrying

[ Reposted from EFA blog ] The new round of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations has started in Seoul. This round sees the introduction of the long-anticipated internet enforcement measures, which the US has drafted in secret. Michael Geist reports that the draft text is modeled on the US – South Korea free trade agreement,[…]

EU Parliament votes for greater ACTA transparency

acta, copyright, democracy, eu, secrecy Michael Geist is reporting that ”[t]he European Parliament has voted for a proposal to bring more transparency and public access to documents. The resolution includes specific language about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.” Acting in accordance with Article 255(1) of the EC Treaty, the European Commission should immediately make all documents[…]

DFAT briefing on the current state of ACTA

dfat, acta, copyright, enforcement, trademark, treaty Today I attended a briefing session on ACTA hosted by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). I felt it was a good meeting, and I really got the sense that DFAT were interested in public participation. There was a good deal of frustration on both sides[…]