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Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Europe's ACTA Freak Out: How Hollywood Holds Back the Trade Agenda

Harold Feld | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Harold Feld

Whenever there is an international trade agreement negotiation, Hollywood jumps in, takes over, and starts driving the crazy train off a cliff by demanding all kinds of nonsense in the name of "stopping piracy."

Thousands Take To Streets To Protest Anti-Piracy Agreement

Reuters | Erik Kirschbaum and Irina Ivanova | Posted 04.12.2012 | Technology

(Corrects to clarify that Slovakia is a country not a city) By Erik Kirschbaum and Irina Ivanova BERLIN/SOFIA, Feb 11 (R...

Are Property Rights and Human Rights in Competition?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Twitter's recent announcement concerning compliance with national censorship requirements adds a popular dimension to the information access debate.

Gerry Smith

ACTA Sparks Protests In Latest Anti-Piracy Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

In the United States, a massive Internet protest last week led by Wikipedia and Google drove congressional leaders to place controversial anti-piracy ...

Will Anonymous Attack Change This Country's Stance?

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials vowed Monday to stick to plans to sign an international copyright treaty that has outraged Internet activists...

Treaty Aims to deputize ISPs on copyrights

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Internet service providers could become copyright cops encouraged to block access to suspected pirate Web sites, according to a previously secret draf...

White House Creates Secret Process as Solution to Transparency For Key IPR Negotiation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The U.S. government has created a secret process for insiders to view key negotiating documents for trade agreements -- as an alternative to demands for more openness.

ACTA -- A Patriot Act For the Internet

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Love

Earth to politicians -- you work for us, not the International Chamber of Commerce. Make the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations public!

Shouldn't Be This Hard to Kill Bad Policy

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

One of President Obama's first official acts in office was taking the power of the presidential pen and shredding the cloak of secrecy the Bush Admini...