[Techdirt] ACTA Analysis: You Can't Craft A Reasonable Agreement When You Leave Out Stakeholders

[...] the latest draft text of ACTA has been released (pdf). Let's bulletpoint a few things up top, and then we'll discuss things in more detail down below:

- This version is not final [...]

- [...] it involved secrecy, misleading statements, ignoring important stakeholders until copies were leaked and concerned stakeholders shouted loud enough to be heard. As La Quadrature Du Net points out, this whole process was a counterfeit of democracy.

- The document still has many, many problems. [...]

All in all, what we have here is a travesty of process. You had a bunch of industry stakeholders, who drove the process from the beginning, putting in extreme language and extreme ideas. [...]