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Romania Will Not Ratify ACTA

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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May 22, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

U.S. Law Professors Raise ACTA Constitutional Concerns

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.

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May 17, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Trouble With ACTA: My Analysis of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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 […]

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May 10, 2012 11 comments Committees, News, Video

EU Commissioner: ACTA Effectively Dead

EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke at a Berlin conference and acknowledged what has become increasingly apparent: ACTA is going to be defeated by the European Parliament. Kroes stated: We have recently seen how many thousands of people are willing to protest against rules which they see as constraining the openness […]

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May 7, 2012 3 comments Must Reads

Socialists & Democrats Group at European Parliament to Reject ACTA

The Socialists and Democrats Group at the European Parliament, the second largest bloc of MEPs, has announced that it plans vote against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, yet another indication that ACTA is likely to be defeated later this spring at the EP.

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April 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads