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ACTA Workshop: China, Pakistan, Brazil Express Significant Concerns

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Tuesday June 29, 2010
I attended a workshop on ACTA in Geneva yesterday that included government attendees from China, India, Pakistan, and other leading developing countries. Some key takeaways:
  • China expressed serious concerns with ACTA as upsetting the IP balance and harming the interests of the developing world.  It argued that this may provide an opportunity to reconsider and re-examine the protection of intellectual property more generally, with the root cause of infringement attributable to development differences.  The Chinese presentation concluded with a call for the WTO to lead on these issues.  The China official also interestingly referenced Industry Minister Tony Clement's admission that he infringed copyright by copying music onto his iPod.  The official said the story appeared on CNN.
  • Pakistan expressed concern about ACTA's relationship with TRIPS, particularly whether ACTA norms would make their way into the WTO.
  • Brazil is not sure how to react.  It has raised concerns at the WTO and is still examining ACTA as negotiations proceed.  It has no doubt that ACTA is an institution is in the making.
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mckracken said:

tony clement ipod admission article link
The China official also interestingly referenced Industry Minister Tony Clement's admission that he infringed copyright by copying music onto his iPod. The official said the story appeared on CNN.
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original attribution for the article appears to be canwest.



http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/ Industry+minister+admits+breaking+copyright+build+iPod+
collection/3074832/story.html

another choice quote about out friend in government mr.moore:


Moore, meanwhile, admitted to reporters last year he, too, ran afoul of the copyright law as an early adopter of the PVR. A spokesman on Wednesday said Moore was not immediately available to clarify whether any of the songs on his iPod put him offside of the law.

oh, the hypocrisy.
June 29, 2010

... said:

Ugh
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ Harper+bill+would+give+power+boot+travellers+going+from
+Canada+Mexico/3214893/story.html

There's officially no doubt who's damn pocket this government is in. VOTING TIME.
June 29, 2010

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