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[News] ACTA Fiasco Gets Criticised in the US, New Zealand

  • Subject: [News] ACTA Fiasco Gets Criticised in the US, New Zealand
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:34:58 +0000
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New ACTA leak shows major resistance to US-style DRM rules

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| The leaks keep coming for the Anti-
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). A 
| new leak from Europe has revealed the inner 
| workings of the negotiating process through 
| a 40+ page document showing each country's 
| positions on key provisions of the treaty.
| While most of the negotiating is quite 
| technical, what stands out most sharply is 
| the international resistance to the US-
| drafted proposals on DRM 
| "anticircumvention" rules. Let's take a 
| look at some of the key differences among 
| parties.


Updated: New Zealand seeks to restrain ACTA

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| New Zealand appears to be at odds with the 
| US in the secret international Anti 
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) 
| talks.
| According to Canadian internet law 
| specialist Michael Geist a new leak from 
| the negotiations has revealed a 
| "significant disagreement on a range of 
| issues" among the countries involved. 
| "For example, on the issue of anti-
| circumvention legislation and access 
| controls, the US wants it included per the 
| DMCA [Digital Millenium Copyright Act], but 
| many other countries, including the EU, 
| Japan, and New Zealand do not, noting that 
| the WIPO [World Intellectual Property 
| Organisation] internet treaties do not 
| require it."



Act on ACTA: Write to Your MEPs

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| One knock-on effect of that obsessive
| secrecy is that even ordinary
| parliamentarians are forbidden from seeing
| the drafts, which makes the negotiations not
| only a travesty of democracy, but also a
| more direct slap in the face of those
| politicians. Happily, the latter are
| beginning to wake up to the fact that they
| are being sidelined here, and starting to
| become more forceful in their demands for
| access to ACTA.


Important Leaked Document on ACTA

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| So, whatever its undoubted faults in other
| respects, the UK government seems to be
| trying to do the right thing as far as
| transparency is concerned, and it deserves
| kudos for that. Interesting, too, to see
| that the main hold-out seems to be Hungary,
| which surprised me given its positive
| attitude to open source.
| Good to see that more and more countries are
| backing transparency - and that more and
| leaks are providing it by other routes.


Antipiracy provision in treaty riles EU

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| The European Commission has pledged to make
| sure a global treaty known as the Anti-
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will not
| force countries to disconnect people for
| unlawfully downloading copyrighted music,
| movies, and other material.


Biggest-ever ACTA leak: secret copyright treaty dirty laundry motherlode


Major ACTA Leak: Internet and Civil Enforcement Chapters With Country Positions

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| 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.


More ACTA Leaks; Reveal Different Positions Taken By Different Countries

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| Michael Geist has a list of some other
| interesting tidbits, and Jamie Love has
| worries about how the damages section 2.2 is
| much stricter than existing laws, and seems
| to conflict with existing US laws (but ACTA
| can't change US law, right? Right?). Love
| also notes the oddity of the EU crossing out
| language (inserted by the US, mind you) that
| would protect "fair use, fair, dealing, or
| their equivalents."


ACTA: haunted by the Telecoms Package

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| The latst ACTA leak reveals provisions which
| are reminiscent of the Telecoms Package
| copyright amendments. But it also reveals
| that it presses much harder on the liability
| of the ISPs. Could ACTA make them use deep
| packet inspection?
| The latest document to leak from the Anti-
| counterfeiting trade agreement ( ACTA )
| discussions reveals active negotation over
| ISP liability.


KEI notes on the EU leak of the ACTA text

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| On 12 February 2010, the Council of the
| European Union distributed a table drawn up
| by the Commission Services, outlining the
| positions of various counties regarding
| civil enforcement and the special
| requirements relating to the Internet. A
| copy of this 44 page document was leaked on
| March 1, 2010, and is attached to this blog.


Danish activists demand to know why their governments block ACTA transparency

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| Last week, a leaked Dutch memo on the Anti-
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a
| secret copyright treaty, identified the
| countries whose negotiators were opposed to
| bringing transparency to the negotiation
| process. The worst offenders were the US,
| South Korea, Singapore and Denmark.
| Now, activists in these countries are
| banging the drum, demanding to know why
| their governments are standing in the way of
| public participation in a treaty-making
| process that will have wide-ranging
| implications for all Internet users, and
| it's working.


InternetNZ to take public message to ACTA negotiators

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| Media Release - 2 March 2010 - 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.


New ACTA Leak: U.S., Korea, Singapore, Denmark Do Not Support Transparency

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| Throughout the debate over ACTA
| transparency, many countries have taken
| public positions that they support release
| of the actual text, but that other
| countries do not.  Since full transparency
| requires consensus of all the ACTA
| partners, the text simply can't be released
| until everyone is in agreement.  Of course,
| those same countries hasten to add that
| they can't name who opposes ACTA
| transparency, since that too is secret.


World, get ready for the DMCA: ACTA's Internet chapter leaks

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| The oddest thing about the Anti-
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
| secrecy is that, whenever we see leaked
| drafts of the text, there's nothing
| particularly "secret" about them. That was
| also the case with this weekend's leak of
| the "Internet enforcement" section of the
| ACTA draft; as we've noted in the past,
| ACTA appears to be a measure to extend the
| US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
| to the rest of the world, and that's
| exactly what the Internet section tries to
| do.


EU Data Privacy Official Slams Copyright Talks


Written Declaration presented today in Brussels

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| "ACTA is legislation laundering on an
| international scale, trying to covertly
| push through what could never be passed in
| most national parliaments" declared the
| socialist Member of the European Parliament
| Lambrinidis in his presentation of a
| written declaration that aims at
| establishing the official oppositon to ACTA
| of EuropeÂs elected representatives. He
| also criticized ACTAÂs intention of
| "systematic monitoring of citizens in the
| hands of internet service providers, giving
| them more power than police have in anti-
| terror operations".


New ACTA leaks reveal internal conflicts among negotiaters

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| Countries negotiating the secretive Anti-
| Counterfeiting Trade Agreement are clashing
| over a proposed three-strikes regulation,
| the legal basis for such a treaty and the
| lack of transparency in the process,
| according to newly leaked documents.
| The European Parliament is demanding
| answers from the European Commission about
| ACTA, while public outcry and criticism are
| driving many European countries to demand
| clarity about the secret talks, which have
| been ongoing for more than two years. But
| these E.U.-member nations are being
| frustrated by the European Commission.


The dutch ACTA leak â rough translation


Make 3 strikes bill law, says Simon Cowell

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| The Three strikes law is a corporate music
| industry scheme and an element of the ACTA
| project.
| Itâs being introduced as locally proposed
| legislation by governments in countries such
| as the UK and France. Under it, governments
| would act as entertainment industry
| copyright agents, and ISPs would become
| industry enforcers against their own
| customers.


ACTA: why will the EU Commission not answer?

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| Questions on ACTA in the European Parliament
| today revealed a distinctly shady
| Commission, which is giving out conflicting
| information publicly and privately.  The key
| issue for MEPs is why the Commission is
| being  so economical with the truth?


Help the European Parliament oppose ACTA

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| Four Members of the European Parliament -
| Zuzana Roithova (CZ, EPP), Stavros
| Lambrinidis (GR, S&D), Alexander Alvaro (DE,
| ALDE) and FranÃoise Castex (FR, S&D)- have
| submitted a written declaration opposing


ACTA's Internet Chapter Leaks; And, Now We See How Sneaky The Negotiators Have Been

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| Reports spread this weekend that the ACTA's
| all-important internet enforcement chapter had
| leaked. You can download the PDF from that
| link, or check it out below:
| From here, you can see why this is still quite
| a dangerous document -- and why there's been
| so much misinformation from its supporters,
| insisting that it "can't change US law," or
| even (as stated by the USTR) that it won't
| include three strikes. It doesn't. Sort of.
| But it does make it very very difficult for
| any online service provider to get safe
| harbors without doing something along those
| lines. Let's explore deeper...


ACTA "internet enforcement" chapter leaks


World going barmy over copyright enforcement

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| IT IS NOT CLEAR how accurate it is yet but
| someone has posted a copy of what appears
| to be the crucial enforcement section of
| the secret copyright treaty that the
| publishing cartels want the world to
| accept.


ACTA leak shows US Trade Rep lied about "3-strikes"


ACTA Internet Chapter Leaks: Renegotiates WIPO, Sets 3 Strikes as Model

,----[ Quote ]
| Several months after a European Union memo
| discussing the ACTA Internet chapter
| leaked, the actual chapter itself has now
| leaked.  First covered by PC World, the
| new leak fully confirms the earlier
| reports and mirrors the language found in
| the EU memo.  This is the chapter that
| required non-disclosure agreements last
| fall.


Adding up the explanations for ACTA's "shameful secret"

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| Why is an intellectual property treaty being
| negotiated in the name of the US public kept
| quiet as a matter of national security and
| treated as "some shameful secret"?
| Solid information on the Anti-Counterfeiting
| Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been hard to come
| by, but Google on Monday hosted a panel
| discussion on ACTA at its DC offices. Much of
| the discussion focused on transparency, and
| why there's so little of it on ACTA, even from
| an administration that has made transparency
| one of its key goals.


U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson â Intellectual Property Rights

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| Well, Ambassador, a lot of Canadians donât
| think U.S. Intellectual Property Laws are in
| the best interest of Americans or Canadians
| either. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
| of 1998 comes to mind. Do you have any proof
| (specifically peer reviewed studies) proving
| that the DMCA has any benefit to the citizens
| of the United States? And if you donât have
| any proof, when do you intend to provide it?


Oh, a new ACTA document

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| How do you request it? Very simple, fill out
| the form and enter the document number
| 17779/09 as the document you request. Then
| the Council secretariat has 15 days to
| respond, either it would grant you access
| and submit the reasons for refusal.
| Here is stops for most persons. You have
| against 15 days for a confirmatory
| application. When the confirmatory
| application is denied you can complain to
| the EU-Ombudsman or sue the Commission.


Google DC Talk on ACTA

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| Why does DG Trade want criminal sanctions
| from third nations when these instruments
| are not adopted in the âacquis
| communautaireâ yet? Unfortunately we cannot
| find out in their negotiation mandate from
| the Council because it is not disclosed.

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