Secret anti-counterfeiting talks hitting on copyright, Internet laws

Calls are mounting for full disclosure of the secret multilateral negotiations.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 03/17/2010 12:00 am EDT

Since October 2007, Canada—along with almost a dozen other countries and the European Union—has been negotiating a secret and controversial deal: the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Not only has its secrecy sparked strong criticism around the world, but recently leaked documents also point to strict Internet copyright rules.

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