[En.Rsf.Org] Danger of international accord on repressive policies in final ACTA talks

As the 11th round of negotiations [...] Reporters Without Borders reiterates its opposition to the way these talks are being held behind closed doors without democratic consultation and to the potentially repressive positions being taken by the countries involved. [...]

In the ACTA’s latest version, Internet service providers and companies that provide website hosting services are no longer required to take repressive measures against illegal downloaders and civil sanctions have instead been included in the “General Obligations with Respect to Enforcement.

The ACTA recommends the use of criminal proceedings for trademark counterfeiting and certain kinds of illegal downloading. [...] Reporters Without Borders thinks this could foster an oppressive climate for all Internet users.