Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Alleged New ACTA Draft Text Leaked; Intellectual Property Watch, 7/14/10

Intellectual Property Watch; Alleged New ACTA Draft Text Leaked:

"The latest text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) reflecting the late June – early July negotiations in Lucerne, Switzerland has allegedly been leaked, just after being placed in a secret reading room for the European Parliament (IPW, IP Burble, 14 July 2010). Nongovernmental group La Quadrature du Net announced today (Bastille Day) that it has released the latest text, available here.

European Union negotiators had lamented to Intellectual Property Watch after Lucerne (IPW, Bilateral/Regional Negotiations, 2 July 2010) that the latest text was kept secret despite an earlier version having been released in April, this time supposedly withheld by one of the 11 negotiating delegations on the grounds that there were few significant changes. This draft appears to show the latest changes and the delegations associated with them.

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