FSF Organizes Against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
Jul 21, 2008, 20:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
"The anonymous discussion paper talks in the most conservative
terms possible about "infringement of intellectual property
rights." By conflating the ideas of counterfeiting and so-called
Internet piracy, the paper claims that infringement results in loss
of corporate income, discourages innovation, threatens consumer
health and safety, funds organized crime, and reduces tax revenue.
In order to combat these supposed ills, the paper proposes that
signatory countries not only cooperate with each other, but
standardize their laws and enforcement policies."