Petition: ACTA ‘threatens’ Public Interests http://bit.ly/a8EeuV
ACTA is a “trade negotiation” supposedly about trade mark protection, but is actually intended to force even more restrictive copyright on all signatories, that will eventually be used to become law. Given that all the evidence points to a loose copyright being best for society, this is very bad news. That it’s being negotiated in secret, with direct input by “big copyright” (ie MPAA, RIAA and their sister organizations internationally) one could hardly think it’s going to be in the best interests of society.
About 650 people, including 11 members of the European Union Parliament and about 90 intellectual property (IP) professors, have signed a document saying an international IP enforcement agreement being negotiated by the U.S. and 36 other countries “threatens numerous public interests.”