ACTA: Piracy setback for movie giants

The movie giants appear to have lost key political backing in their international efforts to police illegal downloading through ISPs, throwing the legal spotlight back on to the long running piracy case launched against iiNet in Australia.Knowledge Ecology International, an organisation that investigates intellectual property rights, claims to have published a leaked version of the most recent draft of an international copyright treaty that does not prescribe a policing role for ISPs in copyright breaches.This international treaty, called the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is an international effort to create a legal framework that will guide policy makers tasked with setting national copyright laws. see:ACTA warms to ISPs?
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be freed from being liable for their users’ copyright infringements in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, according to what appears to be a leaked version of the agreement.The ACTA aims to establish international standards on how to enforce intellectual property rights, and has involved countries around the world including Australia. Potential signatories to the agreement, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States and European nations, had previously released a draft text of the agreement in April following a spate of demands from privacy groups and European Union (EU) MPs to increase the level of transparency of ACTA discussions. copyright treaty draft leaked after Washington talks [IDG]
Another round of negotiations, another leak: Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) published what it says is the latest draft of the secret Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA) over the weekend. ACTA secrecy is all the United States’ fault
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) got a bit more transparent this year, as negotiators held a few meetings with civil society types and released one official draft text some months ago. But this wouldn’t be ACTA without secret meetings and unreleased draft texts, would it?

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