Archive for September 8th, 2010

Could the EU Walk Away from ACTA, Redux

Two months ago, I posted the question on whether the EU might ultimately decide to walk away from ACTA given the ongoing battle over the scope of the treaty (the EU wants it cover all IP, particularly geographical indications, the U.S. wants it limited to copyright and trademarks).  Although the […]

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September 8, 2010 14 comments News

Politicians Speaking Out on ACTA

Politicians in Europe and Mexico are speaking out on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement just as ACTA nears completion.  In Europe, a majority of the European Parliament has signed Written Declaration 12. Initiated by MEPs Françoise Castex (S&D, FR), Alexander Alvaro (ALDE, DE), Stavros Lambrinidis (S&D, GR) and Zuzana Roithová (EPP, CZ). It expresses concern about ACTA by declaring that the negotiated agreement must respect freedom of expression, privacy, and net neutrality.  By obtaining support from a majority of MEPs, the declaration may be deemed adopted.  The full declaration states:

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September 8, 2010 1 comment News