[IP-Watch] Scope Of Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement Again A Big Issue In Round Nine

The staid little Swiss town of Lucerne this week sees round number nine of the negotiations for an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). [...]

Besides the Berne Declaration, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), ACT UP Paris,[...] La Quadrature du Net [...] and also representatives of the Washington College of Law who recently published an Urgent ACTA Communique, will participate in the 1.5 hour exchange with some of the ACTA delegations on Monday.[...]

[...] In a joint statement of the European associations of fixed and mobile telecoms operators, European internet service providers, cable companies and digital media organisations two weeks ago they warned that ACTA was in conflict with the mere-conduit principle of the EU E-Commerce directive “by subordinating the safe-harbour exception to other policy goals.” [...]