ACTA will not undermine individuals’ rights, says EU Commission

The European Commission has pledged to defend EU nations’ rights to decide how to deal with online copyright infringement, saying that it will not allow a secret global treaty to erode nations’ powers.The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a secret treaty being negotiated by the US, Japan and the European Commission, as well as other countries from around the world. It has been the subject of controversy because of the secrecy surrounding it and because of some of its alleged content. ACTA Leak: Internet and Civil Enforcement Chapters With Country Positions by Michael Geist
On the heels of the leak of various country positions on ACTA transparency, today an even bigger leak has hit the Internet. A new European Union document prepared several weeks ago canvasses the Internet and Civil Enforcement chapters, disclosing in complete detail the proposals from the U.S., the counter-proposals from the EU, Japan, and other ACTA participants. The 44-page document also highlights specific concerns of individual countries on a wide range of issues including ISP liability, anti-circumvention rules, and the scope of the treaty. This is probably the most significant leak to-date since it goes even beyond the transparency debate by including specific country positions and proposals. Zealand seeks to restrain ACTA
New Zealand appears to be at odds with the US in the secret international Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) talks. to host ACTA briefing
InternetNZ will host a conference on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) next month in Wellington. to take public message to ACTA negotiators
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) will assist the public in voicing its concerns about the controversial international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) through an open conference to be held next month in Wellington, New Zealand. called before controversial ACTA talks
Commerce minister Simon Power has called for further public submissions on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) before the eighth round of cross-country negotiations begins next month.

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