As I posted over the weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in the PublicACTA conference in Wellington, New Zealand. The Wellington Declaration is a must-read, as is the extensive media coverage that ACTA has received over the past 48 hours in New Zealand (NZ PC World, National Business Review, IT News, ComputerWorld NZ, NZ Herald). The last few days have provided a model for how those concerned with ACTA should become engaged with future rounds of talks.
For those looking for up-to-date information on ACTA, my column this week (Toronto Star version, homepage version) previews the New Zealand talks, noting the pressure points on transparency and substance of the treaty.
Even better, all the videos from the PublicACTA conference can accessed online. I have embedded my talk below. It provides a primer on the background of ACTA, reasons for concern, and a brief comment on what can be done. An MP3 version of the same talk can be downloaded here.