Category Archives: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Copyright turmoil: freedom of speech trumping protection arguments (except in Canada?)

It’s been a busy few weeks for copyright policy around the world, hasn’t it? Latvia, Poland the Czech Republic and – isn’t this something – now Germany have refused to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), although Germany is only … Continue reading

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ACTA: History repeating itself?

So the European Parliament has voted 663-13 against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) (h/t BoingBoing). Could this be a turning point in the negotiations? The whole situation does seem to have some similarities to the French reticence that sunk the … Continue reading

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