Category Archives: Digital

A license to spy – cross-border data flows in TTIP

Here is a quote from Harry van Dorenmalen of IBM Europe: Data flows and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be high on the agenda at the Summit. TTIP offers a unique opportunity to set the example as … Continue reading

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Whitehouse annual IP report: ACTA as “first-of-its-kind agreement”

A Whitehouse Intellectual Property annual report Feb 2011 unsurprisingly mentions ACTA In the Strategy, we committed to promote enforcement of U.S. intellectual property rights through trade policy. On November 15, USTR concluded negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and … Continue reading

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Com: ACTA for IPR infringements “outside of the EU”

The European Commission quickly mentions ACTA in the Christmas review paper on the EU enforcement directive, the 2004 directive which roughly correspondonds to the civil enforcement chapter of ACTA: Infringements of intellectual property rights taking place outside of the EU … Continue reading

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Emine Bozkurt (S&D, NL): ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)

Question for written answer P-9459/2010 to the Commission Rule 117 Emine Bozkurt (S&D) Subject: ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) The Commission submitted the final text on ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) on 6 October. Regarding the text of the agreement and the … Continue reading

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Help to debug the European Commissioner

The Commission often says nice things about ACTA. But as Christian Engström (Pirate MEP) remarked in the European Parliament – “however, when you look at the text …” That is what we want to do, we want to look at … Continue reading

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Filip Kaczmarek asked the Commission about a digital impact

Parliamentary questions 2 July 2010 P-5214/2010 Question for written answer to the Commission  Rule 117 Filip Kaczmarek (PPE) Subject: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement — ACTA Many people feel that provisions contained in the Anti‑Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) make telecom operators liable … Continue reading

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