James Love reports
on the latest attempt to get the text of the proposed ACTA treaty
from the US
government. "The agreement, misleadingly named the
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, is thought to cover a wide
range of intellectual property enforcement issues -- including standards
for granting injunctions for alleged infringement of patents or copyrights,
damages, seizures of goods in transit, surveillance of Internet digital
file transfers, searches of personal property, and a dozen other
" The answer: the treaty, despite being available to
governments and lobbyists, is classified for "national security" reasons
and we cannot see it.
"Change," it seems, only goes so far.
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