Archive for February 3rd, 2012

Poland Suspends ACTA Ratification

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has announced the country is suspending its ratification of the Anti-Counterfeitint Trade Agreement. The announcement comes following huge protests in cities across the country.

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February 3, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Beyond SOPA: ACTA, WIPO, and the Global Copyfight

Last week, I delivered a keynote address on copyright issues at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The talk focused on the activism around SOPA and assessed the global strategies employed by the U.S. and copyright lobby groups of shifting away from WIPO toward closed negotiations such as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

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February 3, 2012 12 comments Conferences, News, Video

“Why I Signed ACTA”

Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan offers a full explanation for why she signed ACTA: I signed ACTA out of civic carelessness, because I did not pay enough attention. Quite simply, I did not clearly connect the agreement I had been instructed to sign with the agreement that, according to my own […]

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February 3, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

The Academic Spring

The Economist reports on the growing boycott of Elsevier by thousands of academics over open access issues.

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February 3, 2012 1 comment Must Reads