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Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

ACTAThe proposed Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that would change global norms for the enforcement of intellectual property rights is shrouded in secrecy.
What’s all about?
In order to benefit from the safe harbors, ISPs may have to provide new clauses in consumer contracts, to stop non authorized uses. The EU believes there some space for a “graduated response” (which goes further than the DMCA), sometimes better known as “three strikes and you’re out”. Yes, the EU is referring to, three strikes and they pull the plug, you’re not on the Internet… Details? No. That’s still a secret.

On the international front, it provides firm confirmation that the treaty is not a counterfeiting trade, but a copyright treaty. These provisions involve copyright policy as no reasonable definition of counterfeiting would include these kinds of provisions.

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November 5, 2009 Posted by | 1, Interesting | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment