Michael Geist takes note of the leak of the most recent Mexico City round of discussions regarding the ACTA, it appears just a few countries continue to oppose transparency, the USA is, of course, among them:
Thursday February 25, 2010
Outside of the Europe, the memo identifies three problem countries. While Japan is apparently supportive, both South Korea and Singapore oppose ACTA transparency. Moreover, the U.S. has remained silent on the issue, as it remains unconvinced of the need for full disclosure. In doing so, it would appear that the U.S. is perhaps the biggest problem since a clear position of support might be enough to persuade the remaining outliers.
And then he makes a very important point:
This is an important leak, since it provides at least one perspective on who remains a barrier to ACTA transparency. Those in the U.S., South Korea, Singapore, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, and Denmark should be demanding answers from their leaders.
Which I have just done on my Senator’s web comment form. Since we have the leak, we now know what to complain about. It is so depressing that after Obama made such a big deal about transparency, he is doing his very best to forget what he had promised.