Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.196.175.173

Forum Moderators: not2easy

Message Too Old, No Replies

ACTA Treaty Receives Further Criticism

     

engine

5:42 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



ACTA Treaty Receives Further Criticism [bbc.co.uk]
The president of the European Parliament has criticised the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).

On German television network ARD, Martin Schulz said of the treaty: "I don't find it good in its current form."

Mr Schulz said that the balance between copyright protection and the individual rights of internet users "is only very inadequately anchored in this agreement".



Earlier Stories

Germany Puts a Hold On Signing ACTA Agreement
[webmasterworld.com]

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Signed By Additional 22 Countries
[webmasterworld.com]

tangor

11:20 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



The recently elected president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, has criticized the current ACTA treaty, saying it provides little protection for the rights of individual users.

"I don't find it good in its current form," Schultz said in an interview with Germanyís ARD television station on Sunday. The current treaty swings too heavily in favor of copyright holders, he said, and an individualís internet freedoms "is only very inadequately anchored in this agreement."

Schultzís own party, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, has come out against ACTA, and the German government announced on Friday that it was going to hold off on ratifying ACTA until after the European Parliament has voted on the issue. That vote is scheduled in June, after the European Parliament's trade committee has scrutinized it.

[theregister.co.uk...]
 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month