Digital

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

February 8, 2011
By FFII

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 the text of the agreement was finalized on December 3. ACTA is a first-of-its-kind agreement and, once it enters into force, ACTA will aid...

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

January 7, 2011
By FFII

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 also constitute a major source of concern. The Commission is addressing them in different ways, for instance by including ambitious chapters on intellectual property...

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

November 14, 2010
By FFII

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 finalising of the details, can the Commission answer the following questions: 1. The ACTA agreement proposes an annual meeting of signatories where amendments to...

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Help to debug the European Commissioner

October 22, 2010
By FFII

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 the text and check the facts, crowdsource that effort to find “counterfeit legislation” in ACTA. Let’s start with a statement of EU Commissioner Karel...

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Filip Kaczmarek asked the Commission about a digital impact

October 22, 2010
By FFII

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 for copyright infringements committed by customers using their networks. In the Commission’s view, does this mean that, in practice, operators will be required to...

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