ACTA Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Last week saw the latest round of secret negotiations on ACTA, on criminal enforcement of IP, enforcement in the digital environment, and, according to one of the fewpublic documents on the negotiations, ACTA’s own “transparency”. It’s hard to imagine a more controversial set of IP topics — and underlying them all is the distinctlack of transparency attached to the entire process. It’s been a sore point throughout the trade agreement’s long history, with pressure fromthe European Parliament,the Canadian delegation, andpublic interest groups (including EFF) in the United States to make the agreement more accountable.
We’re asking the Obama Administration directly to open up the process — but your elected officials also have a part to play.Write to your Senators now, and tell them to rein in ACTA.