[eWeekEurope] Rights Group Opposes ACTA Proceedings

French advocacy group La Quadrature du Net is asking people to sign an open letter, opposing the proposed terms of the ACTA treaty

La Quadrature calls on decision-makers to rethink copyright from scratch to allow democratic participation and sharing of information, while guaranteeing fundamental freedoms. It also demands a rethink of the patent system.

Whatever the final text will be after the next negotiation rounds, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will remain an illegitimate agreement, by its elaboration process (beyond any democratic control) as well as its content,” the group states.