29 March 2010

Stop the ACTA

The administration is currently negotiating an intellectual property treaty known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

It is one more example of a secret, non-democratic process being used to promote an end, strict enforcement of copyright laws, that is far more controversial than it is described as being. It has become increasingly clear that "strong" intellectual property laws are seriously harmful to liberty and the economy. But, the entertainment industry carries on trying to push for it as an uncontroversially good thing anyway.

The Obama Administration should drop out of the discussions and abandon the proposed act immediately.

1 comment:

Dave Barnes said...


The ACTA is evil.
Read about it at http://www.techdirt.com/