[euractiv.com] EU defends itself from attack on ACTA

The European Commission attempted to dispel rumours today (22 March) regarding draconian new anti-counterfeiting laws being negotiated under the global Anti-Counterfeiting and Trade Agreement (ACTA) talks.

The head of intellectual property and public procurement at the European Commission's trade unit, Luc Devigne, said the executive would try to convince its negotiating partners (see 'Background') to release the draft text being written at the ACTA talks.

"We have nothing to hide," Devigne insisted.[...]

"There will be no three strikes, there will be no change to the liability of Internet service providers, there will be full respect of data privacy and no provisions on customs searches," Devigne said, addressing what he termed as "rumours" of the kind of laws ACTA is writing.