Last week, I had the honour of delivering the opening keynote address at a conference on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement held in Washington. The event brought together over 90 academics, practitioners and public interest organizations from five continents at American University Washington College of Law. The resulting papers are among the most comprehensive anywhere on the implications of ACTA for countries around the world.
I plan to post my presentation shortly, but with negotiations scheduled to resume next week of greater urgency is a draft statement the reflects the conclusion of the meeting. The statement is now open to endorsements. Please read and consider adding your name to it by the deadline of Wednesday, June 23rd at 9:00 am by visiting the PIJIP site or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A draft is posted below: