Posts Tagged ‘ACTA’

Final Draft of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Released

Copyright October 6th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, October 5, 2010 — Global trade negotiators on Tuesday released what they’re calling the final draft of a anti-counterfeiting trade agreement that also addresses enforcement measures against intellectual property violations in the digital environment.

Trade Negotiators Say Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement Finalized … Except for Digital Provisions

Copyright, International October 5th, 2010

American and European trade representatives said Monday that they’ve successfully concluded talks concerning a global anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, and they’re ready to release the draft sometime this week, but a report in the Wall Street Journal says that the negotiators still can’t agree on the terms concerning enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital environment.

Prospects For Global Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in 2010 Appear Dim

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 9th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 9, 2010 — The European Union might drop out of a global intellectual property enforcement agreement between the United States, Japan and other countries because of too many compromises in the two most recent rounds of negotiations, said the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht.

Internet Service Providers Must Be Forced to Help Music Industry, Says U2’s Band Manager

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 8th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – U2’s band manager Paul McGuinness has once again lit up the debate over who and what’s responsible for the decline of the music industry. In the August edition of British GQ, McGuinness declares: “I am convinced that ISPs are not going to help the music and film industry voluntarily. Some things have got to come with the force of legislation.”

ACTA: International Trade Negotiators Drop ISP Liability, Anti-Circumvention Provisions Still In

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 7th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2010 – International trade negotiators have dropped a controversial secondary liability provision regarding online copyright infringement, but still appear to be haggling over the anti-circumvention provisions, a leaked copy of an August version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement shows.

Report: US Blocked EU Online Publication of Latest Anti-Counterfeiting Draft Agreement

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International September 2nd, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 2, 2010 – U.S. trade negotiators participating in talks with their European, Japanese and other other global counterparts blocked the online publication of the latest draft of a controversial anti-counterfeiting and piracy agreement after the latest round of meetings this August, according to a report from a European Union policy foundation.

Public Knowledge Recognizes Individuals for Their Dedication to Internet Advancement

Broadband's Impact August 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2010 — Public Knowledge has chosen three recipients for the advocacy group’s 2010 IP3 awards, to be presented Oct. 13 in Washington. The winners have, according to the press release, “advanced the public interest in one of the three areas of ‘IP’ – Intellectual Property, Information Policy and Internet Protocol.”

At Breakfast Club, USTR Official Defends Process and Goals of Trade Agreement

Broadband TV, Copyright, Intellectual Property July 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2010 – Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property Stanford McCoy defended the process and goals of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement at the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday.

BroadbandBreakfast.com on Wednesday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event on Tuesday, which included discussion between McCoy at a range of industry officials representing copyright holders, technology companies, telecommunications providers and academics.

Tech and Content Industry Still at Loggerheads Over Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Deal

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2010 – Major U.S. technology companies are worrying over an international trade agreement currently under negotiations because they see it as putting them on shaky legal ground.

At the third Intellectual Property Breakfast Club held by BroadbandBreakfast.com, panelists argued over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and its potential impact on the technology industry.

Trade Group Slams Administration Over Secret Trade Deal Negotiations

Copyright, Intellectual Property, International, Transparency July 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2010 – A communications and technology lobbying group is gnashing its teeth over a pending international trade agreement governing intellectual property that it says could bind U.S. firms and give internet access providers too much authority.

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