Post Tagged with: "counterfeiting"

ACTA Protests Escalate Throughout Europe

AccessNow is maintaining an excellent map of the protests planned across the continent on February 11th, which has been designated an international day of action against ACTA. The issue has attracted mainstream media attention (eg. New York Times) and questions emerge about the likelihood the treaty will receive the necessary […]

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February 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“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

MEP Says ACTA Goes Too Far

The Guardian features an exclusive interview with Kader Arif, the lead ACTA negotiator in the European Parliament who quit his position over objections that review process is a charade.

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February 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

European Opposition to ACTA Continues to Mount

European opposition to ACTA continues to mount with Poland’s culture minister admitting that it may not be approved by the Polish parliament and the Slovenian ambassador to Japan apologizing for signing ACTA last week.

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February 1, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

Polish Government Reconsiders ACTA

The Polish government is reconsidering signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement after several government sites were hit with denial of service attacks. A government minister admitted the government had failed to fully consult the public on the issue.  

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January 24, 2012 3 comments Must Reads