[ZDNet] ACTA reborn: Commission refuses to discuss EU-Canada trade agreement leaks

CETA, a free-trade deal being thrashed out between the EU and Canada, appears to contain precisely the same copyright crackdown provisions as ACTA, the international treaty rejected by the European Parliament last week. [...]

The leak apparently shows a CETA draft dating back to February, and Canadian law professor Michael Geist published a comprehensive-looking table on Monday, showing just how similar the text is to that of ACTA. [...]

Handily, Geist's comparison of the two texts demonstrates that, although ACTA has been defeated in the EU due to public hostility towards its provisions, the very same provisions could be brought into the EU anyway if CETA comes into force. [...]