ACTA, ISP Liability, Limitations & Exceptions Top Global Copyright Issues in 2009 (IP-Watch)

“The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has sparked an outcry from public interest groups. “The speed with which it has been rushed through – and the secrecy of the meetings and the provisions is alarming,” said IP Justice Executive Director Robin Gross. ACTA will make routine surveillance of laptops, iPods and other devices in the hope of finding questionable music, videos and other information “a de facto standard for every airport in the world,” she said. The proposal also shifts the costs of enforcing private rights to the public, she said. So far civil society and developing countries have been barred from talks, she added…”

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