Canadian Law Prof Michael Geist Submission on ACTA to Canadian Govt

“I begin by noting that it is difficult to provide meaningful feedback on a treaty that no one has publicly seen. However, with some public documents indicating that lobby groups hope to use the treaty to increase intermediary liability, force cross-border disclosure of Internet service provider subscriber information, and further advance the cause of anti-circumvention legislation, there is reason for concern. In light of those concerns, I raise the following issues: 1. Lack of Transparency. 2. Absence of Evidence of the Need for the ACTA. 3. Substantive Concerns with ACTA ….

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