A recent issue of Inside US Trade featured a detailed report (sub required) on the European Union positions in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations. The article cites comments from Pedro Velasco Martins, an EU official involved in the ACTA negotiations and points to several areas of disagreement: The scope of […]
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Officials in the U.S. and Europe are talking tougher on net neutrality. FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz has said that his Commission may start enforcing net neutrality rules and take action against bad network management practices. Meanwhile, European Commissioner Viviane Reding has told a conference that net neutrality is essential.
The European Union has put Internet governance back on the political agenda, as it is urging the U.S. government to make ICANN fully independent.
Michael Factor points to a release late last week by Ambassador John Bruton, the head of the European Commission Delegation to the United States, complaining about the failure of the United States to live up to its international copyright obligations.