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More Monopoly Madness: UK Criminalizes The Copying Of Registered Designs

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the reasons that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was opposed and defeated in 2012 was that it included an attempt to require criminal sanctions for "willful trademark counterfeiting or copyright or related rights...Show More Summary

How advocacy beat ACTA in Europe

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

James Losey writes, "After the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the United States attention turned to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe. Like SOPA and PIPA, ACTA raised concerns that excessive measure to enforce copyright online would limit freedom of expression online. Show More Summary

ACTA about to be quietly written into Canadian law

9 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Widespread, global protests killed ACTA, the secretive, over-reaching "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement," which imposed brutal copyright rules on its signatories. But now, the Canadian Conservatives have introduced Bill C-8, which turns ACTA's provisions into Canadian law, and they're fast-tracking it through with little debate or public input.

Anti-Counterfeiting ACTA Bill Referred to Industry Committee

Bill C-56, the anti-counterfeiting bill that opens the door the Canadian implementation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has been referred to the Industry Committee for review. The government imposed ime allocation on the bill to move it to committee. Show More Summary

Canadian ACTA Compliance Bill Inches Forward

Earlier this year, Industry Minister Christian Paradis introduced a bill aimed at ensuring that Canada complies with the discredited Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The bill raises a host of concerns including granting border guards increased powers without court oversight or review. Show More Summary

U.S. Seeks to Revive ACTA Without European Support

The Canadian introduction of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement compliance legislation on Friday appears to have come in direct response to a new U.S.-led effort to revive the discredited treaty. When the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted to reject ACTA last July, many declared it dead. Show More Summary

Here Comes ACTA: Canadian Government Introduces Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Compliance Bill

The Canadian government today introduced a bill aimed at ensuring the Canada complies with the widely discredited Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Despite the European Union's total rejection of ACTA along with assurances that ACTA...Show More Summary

ACTA: The Ethical Analysis of a Failure and Its Lessons

Luciano Floridi, the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics at the University of Hertfordshire, has written a helpful analysis of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its failure.

Dutch Government Says No CETA With ACTA Provisions

The Dutch government has confirmed hat it will not sign a Canada - EU Trade Agreement that includes provisions found in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

Will ACTA Ever Become a Valid Treaty?

IP Watch considers whether the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has the necessary support to obtain six ratifications to take effect. Thus far, only Japan has ratified the agreement.

Reports Indicate Japan Ratifies ACTA

Reports indicate hat Japan has ratified the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Japan had positioned itself as a leading proponent of the treaty, hosting the final round of negotiations and the official signing a year later.

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech and Intellectual Property That You’ve Never Heard Of

As we have seen in the failed attempts of SOPA/PIPA, and the floundering Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, intellectual property (“IP”) laws are often poorly constructed, hastily proposed and ultimately both ineffective and potentially...Show More Summary

Trying to understand the secretive son-of-ACTA EU/Canada trade agreement

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Michael Geist sez, Last week's revelations that the Canada - EU Trade Agreement's intellectual property chapter draws heavily from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement sparked widespread media coverage across Europe. After initially...Show More Summary

Why the European Commission's Assurances on ACTA & CETA Don't Add Up

Last week's revelations hat the Canada - EU Trade Agreement's intellectual property chapter draws heavily from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement sparked widespread media coverage across Europe (initial post with links to coverage, more here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). Show More Summary

ACTA Provisions Reach from the Grave in CETA (But Don’t Panic Yet)

It seems that the rejection of ACTA, Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement by the European Parliament has not discouraged the EU anyways, and this is why the European Union is putting up efforts to push yet another anti piracy agreement, called CETA. Show More Summary

Mexico Signs ACTA Amid Speculation It Was Price of TPP Admission

Despite a Mexican Senate recommendation not to do so, Mexico unexpectedly signed he Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement yesterday. There is some speculation that signing the agreement was a U.S. condition for joining the Trans Pacific Partnership talks. The Mexican Senate must still ratify the agreement for it to take effect.

The Inclusion of ACTA Within CETA: Why The Concern Is Warranted

My post yesterday on how the EU plans to use the Canada - EU Trade Agreement (CETA) as a backdoor mechanism to implement the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) provisions has attracted considerable attention with coverage from...Show More Summary

ACTA Officially Rejected By Landslide EU Vote

ACTA, or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was a vile piece of digital dictatorship jotted down into the form of a bill. The thing basically allowed Governments to control the spread of information, as detailed in our original article. Back in May it was mentioned that ACTA was "effectively dead", but today you can consider it "effectively buried.

ACTA Dies but Intellectual Property Issues Remain for Online Business

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is dead, but intellectual property issues online remain. Businesses owners whose companies rely upon content may understand the importance of safeguarding the material they create, however some argue that Internet freedom is at stake. Show More Summary

Just a Touch of Euronews…

EUROPE – (BBC) The European Parliament has voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The proposed agreement sought to curb piracy, but Internet campaigners said it posed a threat to online freedoms. The rejection...Show More Summary

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