ACTA Negotiators Won’t Release New Discussion DraftCopyright, Intellectual Property July 2nd, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2010 — US trade representatives say they made progress this week in building consensus on key provisions of a new international intellectual property enforcement agreement — but not enough to share with the rest of the world.
“There was no consensus to release another text,” said Nefeterius Akeli McPherson, a USTR spokeswoman in an e-mailed note about this week’s discussions over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Lucerne, Switzerland. “There was not sufficient progress at this round to make release of new text meaningful. The issues under discussion are still well reflected in the text that is public now. We hope to make more progress at the next round.”