Latvia has become the latest European country to freeze ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and Germany has said it will await the European Parliament vote before deciding whether to sign the agreement. The moves comes as the mainstream media takes increasing notice of the ACTA protests (coverage from the […]
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Was No Copyright the Real Reason Behind Germany’s Industrial Expansion?
Many people have written to point to this interesting article in Der Spiegel, which points to a new book that concludes that German’s rapid industrial expansion in the 19th century may have been due to the absence of copyright law.
German Bundesrat Passes Resolution Criticizing ACTA Approach
The German Federal Council, the Bundesrat, has passed a resolution criticizing the decision to create a new ACTA forum, rather than negotiating within international institutions such as WIPO or the WTO.
German Justice Minister: ACTA Transparency And No Three Strikes
German Justice Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger tells Spiegel Online that Germany would like to see the full draft ACTA texts released now and that the country will not accept inclusion of a three strikes system nor adopt such a system domestically.
German Perspective on ACTA
Spiegel Online runs a lengthy feature on ACTA from a German perspective.