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Europe kicks out controversial ACTA anti-piracy law

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will not be made law in the European Union or any of its member states

Sen. Wyden demands vote on American copyright, patent treaties

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is a long-time opponent of the secretly negotiated Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Today he introduced an amendment to a Senate "jobs bill" that would force ACTA to come before Congress for approval....Show More Summary

Obama admin: War is peace, IP negotiations are transparent

Speaking before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk touted the openness and transparency of negotiations over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the newer Trans Pacific Partnership. Show More Summary

Why wait? Six ways that Congress could fix copyright, now

The battle over implementation of the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement in Europe is heating up, while the war of words over the Stop Online Privacy Act is still in play. Rightsholders have called critics of these measures "demagogues"...Show More Summary

As ACTA support falters, treaty referred to European court

The prospects for quick European approval of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement dimmed Wednesday as the European Commission, the EU's executive branch, announced plans to seek an opinion from the European Court of Justice aboutShow More Summary

ACTA: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About Europe's Grand Anti-Piracy Plan

So, SOPA appears to be dead (for now at least). But across the pond, Europe is facing a new law that could be even more draconian than SOPA. Here's what you need to know. What is ACTA? The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is...Show More Summary

ACTA on the edge in Europe? Poland suspends ratification, Greece gets hacked

Anger at last month's decision by the European Union and 22 of its member states to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has led to widespread protests, hacked Web sites, and legislators backing away from the treaty. The anti-ACTA protests that saw Polish politicians don Guy Fawkes masks in parliament have borne fruit. Show More Summary

Beyond ACTA: next secret copyright agreement negotiated this week—in Hollywood

One of the worst parts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was its ridiculous secrecy, under which it was easy for negotiators and industry reps to see draft text, but impossible for the public to do so except through leaks. Show More Summary

Impeach Obama for bribery? Anti-ACTA spin reaches new lows

Given easy access to the Internet, the source of so much information, one might expect that Internet activists would be the best informed on the facts. But the continuing recent debate over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)...Show More Summary

As Anonymous protests, Internet drowns in inaccurate anti-ACTA arguments

After the Internet's decisive victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act earlier this month, online activists have been looking for their next target, and a growing number of them have chosen the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which was signed by the EU last week. Show More Summary

European parliament’s ACTA monitor quits in protest

The European Parliament’s independent monitor for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) resigned Friday in protest after 22 European Union member states signed the anti-piracy treaty Thursday. Read full article >>

Opponents protest signing of ACTA without adequate debate

Over the vocal protests of opponents, 22 European nations signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Thursday. A statement by the Japanese foreign ministry, which hosted the signing ceremony, indicated that the remaining...Show More Summary

US signs ACTA

The United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on Saturday, an accord targeting intellectual property piracy. The European Union, Mexico and...Show More Summary

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement slouches toward signing on Saturday

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will finally be signed this Saturday, October 1, in Japan. The agreement has been years in the making, but its final passage comes only after a vociferous campaign by civil society and digital...Show More Summary

Canada still in copyright "hall of shame" according to the US

Sorry, Canada—negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) wasn't enough to show your commitment to "strong" intellectual property rights. If you want out of the American copyright "hall of shame," you're just going toShow More Summary

Son of ACTA: meet the next secret copyright treaty

So many countries in need of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, so little time! The US government, still trying to secure final passage for the drafted-in-secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), has already turned its attention...Show More Summary

(Secret) US cables reveal: ACTA was far too secret

US government cables published by WikiLeaks show us that it wasn't just "the usual blogger-circles" (as the US Embassy in Sweden called them) complaining about the secrecy of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). French digital rights group La Quadrature du Net has compiled a list of relevant WikiLeaks cables regarding ACTA. Show More Summary

Law profs: Senate will need to ratify anticounterfeiting treaty

A group of 70+ law professors has signed a letter to President Obama demanding a host of changes to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which has just been negotiated by the US. The letter alleges that Congress must be consulted...Show More Summary

Pegoraro: ACTA draft looks weaker

Rob Pegoraro, author of Faster Forward, takes a look at the most recent global anti-counterfeiting negotiations. Take a look: Almost-final, much weaker ACTA draft published By Rob Pegoraro The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is this...Show More Summary

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