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ACTA

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.

The European Parliament’s ACTA rapporteur, David Martin, released his report yesterday. As he  had foreshadowed at the Socialist group seminar last week, the report recommends a ‘no’ vote. But some of the text in his report suggest openings for future enforcement legislation. What are we to make of it?

Read more: European Parliament ACTA report: deal or no deal?

Marielle Gallo, the Sarkozy-ite MEP and sweetheart of the rights-holders,  is sharpening her claws in a desparate attempt to derail the ACTA ‘No’ vote. She has released  her draft Opinion, in which she sets out a proposal designed to allay fears that ACTA will infringe fundamental rights. The proposal is little more than a sop.

Read more: Marielle Gallo tries to claw back ACTA

The recommendation to  the European Parliament will be  to reject ACTA. The rapporteur, David Martin, has  today made an official announcment to that effect. The announcement moves ACTA fate one step closer to its coffin,  but it would be foolish to think that its fate is finally sealed.

Read more: It’s official: European Parliament told ‘Say no to ACTA’

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