[Thinq.co.uk] ACTA leak shows the evil within

A document leaked from the Presidency of the EU reveals moves to push criminal sanctions into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), just days ahead of the next round of negotiations.

The document published online here, by citizen advocacy group la Quadrature du Net shows how unelected lofficials are attempting to criminalise some copyright infringement activities, even where no financial motivation is demonstrable.

Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net adds his voice to the chorus of disapproval, stating: "[...] The leaked document shows that the EU Member States are willing to impose prison sanctions for non-commercial usages of copyrighted works on the Internet as well as for 'inciting and aiding', [...]

http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/6/24/acta-leaks-shows-evil-within/