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India may complain to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the developed nations if they try to enforce intellectual property regulations that go beyond the terms accepted by WTO and the World Intellectual Property Rights Organization.
India and Brazil have already launched a trade dispute against the EU and the Netherlands at WTO over the seizure of generic medicines in transit. Currently, the two sides are going through a mandatory consultation process, the first step in a formal dispute at WTO.
Nearly three years ago President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed what was to have been the world’s toughest crackdown on illegal file-sharing. After two years of political, judicial and regulatory setbacks, the legislation was approved last September, authorizing the suspension of Internet access to pirates who ignored two warnings to quit. [...]
Since then, not a single warning has been sent out; not a single broadband connection has been cut. [...]
The French government seems unlikely to scrap the system, given the amount of political energy that has been expended. Some rights holders are keeping the faith.
Chile has become the first nation to officially put net neutrality principles into law. In a vote by the Chilean legislature, the new law won a near unanimous vote, according to local media.
The amount of support for the bill was surprising, but Chile is looking to expand its technological infrastructure. Around half of the population use the internet on a regular basis, and broadband speeds in metropolitan centres are around 2Mbit/s.
Disagreements between the European Union and the U.S. over whether to release the current negotiating text of a secretive international copyright treaty became moot this week, with the publication on a French website of a leaked version of the latest draft of the treaty.
The leaked document, dated July 1, is labeled as an "informal predecisional deliberative draft" of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) reflecting changes made during negotiations held in Lucerne, Switzerland, late last month, according to its title page.
French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net posted the document, a collection of scanned images in PDF format, to its website on Wednesday, and immediately began transcribing it into a searchable text format in a Wiki.
Pasará a la historia de Internet por ser el primero en introducir la Neutralidad en la Red en su legislación. Y no ha sido en Europa, ha sido en Latinoamérica; concretamente, en Chile y a través de su Parlamento.
Dentro de la reforma de la Ley General de Telecomunicaciones, la Cámara de Diputados chilena ha introducido este principio que prohíbe a los proveedores de Internet la discriminación entre usuarios, la persecución de contenidos, páginas y programas y el bloqueo de acceso de particulares o empresas, sean cuales sean sus contenidos. Su objetivo es, según el ministro de Transportes, Felipe Morandé, lograr "transparentar los servicios de Internet y proteger al usuario".
"Drew Wilson of ZeroPaid points to a freshly leaked version of ACTA available on La Quadrature Du Net. While the text will need further analysis, the most recent look at the text suggests that there is no Three Strikes law, but anti-circumvention laws have a new twist to them with regard to exceptions in that 'they do not significantly impair the adequacy of legal protection [...] or the effectiveness of legal remedies for violations of those measures.' Overall, the text still hints at a global DMCA with notice-and-takedown."
Die französische Bürgerrechtsorganisation La Quadrature du Net hat den konsolidierten Text des umstrittenen Anti-Piraterie-Abkommens Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) auf seiner Website veröffentlicht. Die Unterhändler hatten sich geweigert, den Text öffentlich zu machen.
Auf dem als "EU Restricted" gekennzeichneten Dokument sind auch die Positionen der Verhandlungsparteien verzeichnet. Das Dokument spiegelt den Stand der Verhandlungen nach der jüngsten Runde in Luzern wider. Es ist mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit authentisch, denn seit dieser Woche können EU-Parlamentarier in einem gesicherten Leseraum das Dokument einsehen, womit es den exklusiven Kreis der Unterhändler verlassen hat. Die französischen Bürgerrechtler hatten bereits den ersten durchgesickerten ACTA-Text der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht.
HADOPI in France allowed that country to be one of the first countries to pass a graduated, or three strikes law for alleged copyright infringers. Now, the same country that once looked like a grand example for rights holders trying to crack down on copyright infringement has a problem implementing the law.
Secret talks between rich countries created the new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, sidetracking legitimate international forums to establish a new world order in intellectual property
The internet, which for ACTA supporters is a place of “piracy”, is particularly targeted. For the Motion Picture Association of America, ACTA “represents… an important step forward in the work of like-minded governments to strengthen protection against internet piracy, the fastest-growing threat to filmed entertainment and other segments of the copyright industries”.
The Australian government is conducting an independent review of websites due to be blocked by its controversial internet filter.
The project has attracted widespread criticism over what is perceived by some as government censorship.
Geordie Guy, vice chairman of the online liberties and rights watchdog Electronic Frontiers, told BBC News that the filtering was tied in with a rating that does not exist anywhere else in the world.