US Department of Homeland Security: ACTA Sweetheart Deal for IP Owners

Stewart Baker, who was with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security while ACTA was being negotiated, states:

It seemed like a sweetheart deal for a few intellectual property owners, who’d get free government enforcement of their private rights, potentially to the detriment of security and traditional customs enforcement.  Worse, the sweetheart deal would be written into international treaty, putting it beyond Congress’s reach if the risks we foresaw actually came to pass.

KEI recently obtained a full memo on point.

One Comment

  1. Words escape me …
    I don’t think anything else needs to be said … The quote speaks got itself.