This section addresses the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) from a European Union perspective and the policy implications for the EU that may be entailed in the ACTA.
The ACTA has been the subject of secret negotiations since 2008 and incorporates a chapter on enforcement of intellectual property rights on the Internet, including copyright and trade marks.
If you like the articles in this section and you are interested in ACTA and copyright enforcement policy, you may like my book A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens Online Freedoms which discusses ACTA in detail. You may also like The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet Politics and the ‘Telecoms Package’
And you may like my book The Closing of the Net which discusses the issue of secondary liability in the context of the UK copyright blocking judgments and the Megaupload case in New Zealand.