I said in my posting yesterday that Luc Devigne, EU negotiator for ACTA would not be able to keep his promise of ‘no 3 strikes'. Today, that broken promise is already evident in the leaked draft of the full consolidated Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Mr Devigne was either being very Spartan with the truth, or he needs to consult an optician.
It will take a long time to complete the analysis of the entire draft, but these two points stand out in respect of ISP liability and the 'possibility' for some kind of 3-strikes regime. Moreover, and of great concern, it appears to additionally provide for the blocking of websites, also under the 'liability' provision.
Section 4 of the consolidated draft discusses measures related to the Internet.
Point 3, of Section 4 discusses instances where the ISPs may be liable or
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