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Ambassador Kirk: People would be “walking away from the table” if ACTA text made public

Dec 07, 2009, 21:33 (9 Talkback[s])

"I said that it was untrue that IPR negotiations are normally secret, mentioning as examples that drafts of the other IPR texts, including the proposed WIPO treaty for disabilities and the climate change agreement language on IPR, as well as several drafts of the FTAA text and the 1996 WIPO copyright treaties had been public. Kirk said that ACTA “was different” and the topics being negotiated in ACTA were “more complex.”"

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