Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta says his country will not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement unless the European Parliament modifies the agreement. Since the EP does not have the power to amend ACTA, that makes ratification unlikely.
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Dozens of leading U.S. law professors have written to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to express concern about the lack of constitutional authority to approve the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement without submitting it for Congressional approval.
Earlier this year, I appeared at the European Parliament’s INTA Committee Workshop on ACTA where I reached the following conclusion: This report concludes that ACTA’s harm greatly exceeds its potential benefits. Given ACTA’s corrosive effect on transparency in international negotiations, the damage to international intellectual property institutions, the exclusion of […]
EDRI has a strong editorial that points out that while ACTA is damaged in Europe, it is not dead yet. The editorial comes as Switzerland announces that it is delaying plans to sign ACTA.
Harvard professor Yochai Benkler recently delivered an exceptional talk examining how the SOPA and ACTA protests unfolded. The talk highlights the role of online new sources and the rapidly changing key players in raising awareness or generating protest activity. The Guardian: Blueprint for Democratic Participation from The Guardian and The […]