[ComputerWeekly.com] Acta text finalised as civil liberties body accuses piracy act of threat to freedom

Negotiators have finalised the text of the controversial multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), which aims to stop international trade estimated at billions of pounds a year in counterfeit and pirated copyright works in physical and digital forms.

La Quadrature du Net, a digital civil liberties body, said in a statement that by putting legal and monetary pressure on internet service providers (in a more subtle way than in previous versions of the text), Acta would give the music and movie industries "a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves".