I've received a huge number of emails referencing the leak of a document that outlines possible provisions in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The leaked document has been circulating around for some time and it is not clear who is the original source (ie. government or trade group). Regardless, it reinforces the concerns that the ACTA is being negotiated behind closed doors with absolutely no transparency. The Canadian government's participation demonstrates again that Industry Minister Jim Prentice is not a leader on IP – he takes orders rather than gives them. Some of my past postings on ACTA can be found here, here, here, and here. CIPPIC had a great ACTA submission to DFAIT and IP Justice maintains an excellent collection of links as well.
Update: The ACTA story gets front page coverage in the Ottawa Citizen along with stories throughout the Canwest chain.
Update II: The Globe and Mail provides further coverage of the issue with Prentice declining any comment.