[ReportersWithoutBorders] As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression

As 40 or so countries begin a new round of talks about the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the Swiss city of Lucerne today, Reporters Without Borders urges the negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works.

[...] fears have been reinforced by the leak of a document from the office of the president of the European Council dated 7 April that has been posted on the website of La Quadrature du Net, a citizen’s collective [...]

La Quadrature du Net spokesman Jérémie Zimmermann said these were such broad concepts that they could cover almost any Internet services or comments that call copyright policies into question.

http://en.rsf.org/as-acta-talks-resume-new-leak-28-06-2010,37824.html