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Draft of ACTA released

Posted in Uncategorized by hitiblog on May 7, 2010

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License, by luciallorcaaroca

The European Union has released a draft of the secretive international trade pact, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The release comes after months of rumors and demands about the details of the proposed agreement, which is still under negotiation. Internet rights groups are concerned by some issues — that copyright holders, primarily the film and recording industries, are pushing for Internet service providers to become liable for what their users do online, and that this could stifle free speech. 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126171328 

You can find more information here: 

http://gigaom.com/2010/05/02/the-acta-copyright-treaty-and-why-you-should-care/  

http://www.adslzone.net/article3913-acta-bruselas-no-obligara-a-desconectar-a-usuarios-de-redes-p2p.html 

(Thanks to Anshuman Mehta and Bernat Segura for the links)

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