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Straight Talking About the Unspeakable ACTA

Nov 20, 2008, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

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"A leaked discussion paper mentions types of provisions that could be included. According to the European Commission's website, a "path breaking" agreement is foreseen. For this reason the Commission likes to work outside the normal formal structures. Indeed, the leaked document contains unprecedented measures. We will analyse the Community's competence to conclude ACTA and proportionality issues.

"The Community's efforts to fight piracy suffers from a fundamental misconception. It fails to make adequate distinctions between commercial piracy enterprises, legitimate/lawful activities undertaken by business competitors, or even the common activities of ordinary Europeans. As a result harsh measures aimed at commercial piracy enterprises also hurt business competitors and civilians."

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