Intellectual property policy has long been closely linked to U.S. trade policy, so it should come as little surprise to find that it appears to figure prominently in the cables obtained by Wikileaks. Although only a couple hundreds have been posted thus far, the Guardian has supplied a full list […]
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Wikileaks has struck the Conservative Party of Canada, posting the party's standard stump speech and opinion piece for this month. The documents are apparently designed to be used in community events and submitted to local media.
Wikileaks has posted additional original ACTA documents, including draft language for several sections of the treaty. The leaked documents are consistent with earlier reports on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The leak package also includes the Canadian non-paper on institutional arrangements for ACTA (Canada has since supplied draft treaty language that has not been leaked).
The one document this is completely new is the release of the non-paper on International Enforcement Cooperation and Enforcement Practices, which would form Chapters 3 and 4 of ACTA. The basis for discussion for the International Enforcement Cooperation (Chapter 3) are: