Update on the ACTA by Knowledge Ecology

Knowledge Ecology is the group that had filed the Freedom of Information Act request, the one that the Obama administration opposed, showing it’s true colors:

KEI Statement on ACTA
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Saturday, 13 June 2009
On June 12, 2009, USTR announced it would resume negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). On June 10, 2009, KEI co-hosted a briefing on IPR enforcement, and issued this statement:

“In a plethora of settings, publishers and pharmaceutical companies are pushing an aggressive new agenda to expand and enforce intellectual property rights. The proposals are often advanced in undemocratic and non-transparent fora, such as the top secret and highly classified ACTA negotiations. This is big government and big business at its worst, creating rules without input or sensitivity to the concerns of consumers, overriding civil rights, undermining privacy, increasing prices to consumers. The topics under review are not simple technical issues or directed at organized crime, they are big sweeping changes in our basic freedoms, and underhanded attempts to give lobbyists rules they can’t get in a normal democratic setting.” James Love, Director, KEI

Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 June 2009 )

Update on the ACTA by Knowledge Ecology

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