[BoingBoing] ACTA arrives (still bad, but a tiny bit better)
We've been covering the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) for two years now, and in that entire 24 month period no official text of the agreement has been released. Remarkable, really, given the intense scrutiny, but there you have it. [...]
(ndlqdn: on page 3) I contacted Jérémie Zimmermann, who heads French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net, to get his perspective. [...]
While admitting that transparency is "an important step," Zimmermann says that "all previous leaks showed provisions incredibly dangerous for our fundamental rights, the rule of law, the internet, access to medication, and innovation." And he loathes the fact that such changes are being pushed through a trade agreement, not the Parliament.