A hearing on ACTA at the European Parliament today laid open the growing divide between the EU and the U.S. over the agreement. EU Commissioner De Gucht stated that the talks have been disappointing and that there is "slight hypocrisy from the U.S. over the protection of geographical indications." Concludes […]
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Greens/EFA Call for ACTA Transparency
The Greens/EFA group of Members of the European Parliament have issued an urgent appeal to retain transparency in the ACTA negotiations. The MEPs protest the decision to backtrack from releasing draft texts following last week’s meeting in Switzerland.
EP Legal Service Issues Opinion On Release of ACTA Docs to EP
The European Parliament Legal Service has issued a legal opinion on the disclosure of ACTA documents to the European Parliament. It concludes that persistent failure to do so could lead to legal action.
European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling on Canada To Support Moving ACTA to WIPO
With the Canada – European Union summit underway this week, the European Parliament has just passed a resolution that calls on Canada to support even greater ACTA transparency and to shift the negotiations to an international organization such as WIPO. The full paragraph within the resolution states that the European […]
The Truth About ACTA
Earlier this week, I spoke at a hearing on ACTA at the European Parliament. Media coverage of the talk is available here. The slides are posted below with full audio and video to come shortly.