Treaty on ACTA Doesn’t Exist?Added: Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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The story continues and now it seems like mixed signals and confusion are going on plaguing the European Union Commission more than just in one committee.
The issue on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is undoubtedly heating up in Europe, though its movement in North America these days might have probably slowed down. Following a hot scent of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection having some difficulty in understanding the Agreement, the European Parliament’s Trade Committee (INTA) revealed in the European parliament even more dramatic commentary.
The European Commission is currently standing aback from serious questions regarding the transparency of evasive treaty. When being asked whether the Parliamentarians will be able to get an access to the content of ACTA, they gave a remarkable answer stating that the Treaty doesn’t exist yet, so they can’t give a nonexistent thing. Although they have to understand such statements are so late in the debate since there have been number of leaks during the years through the ACTA process. The most senseless statement of the US is that the Agreement must be kept a state secret as it’s a national security issue. As if they can’t see that this topic is one of the worst kept secrets these days. So the attempts of denying the fact of existence of ACTA are at least several years too late.
As you remember, the quotation from ACTA allowing for the file-sharers’ disconnection states that ISPs shall adopt and implement a policy to address the illegal storage or transmission of copyright materials. The policy includes “providing for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscriptions and accounts in the service provider’s system or network of repeat infringers.” The European Union on its turn noted that a three strikes disconnection policy as known at present is disproportionate and therefore can’t be considered as necessary. Moreover, they don’t have any system of withstanding the accusations and any court supervision. Nevertheless, the Commission assures that ACTA will not change the framework of available rights.
It just makes people nervous to see the officials keeping up such a vague policy, especially those ones who barely even understand the basic facts about the Agreement but still dictate the policy. That was obvious enough who was really pulling the string in October 2009. So what about today?
February 25th, 2010Posted by:
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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