Secret Counterfeiting Treaty Public Must be Made Public, Global Organizations Say

By |September 15th, 2008|

More than 100 public interest organizations from around the world today called on officials from the countries negotiating Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to publish immediately the draft text of the agreement. Secrecy around the treaty negotiation has fueled concerns that its terms will undermine vital consumer interests. Organizations signing the letter include: IP Justice, Consumers Union, Essential Action, Knowledge Ecology International, Doctors without Borders’ Campaign for Essential Medicines, Australian Digital Alliance, The Canadian Library Association, Consumers Union of Japan, U.S. Public Interest Research Group ...

Statement on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to USTR from US Tech Trade Associations and Companies

By |August 7th, 2008|

Letter from AT&T, Amazon.com, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Consumer Electronics Association, eBay, Information Technology Association of America, Internet Commerce Coalition, NetCoalition, US Internet Service Provider Association, US Telecom Ass., Verizon Communications, Yahoo! Inc.

Letter to USTR on ACTA from Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Library Copyright Alliance, NetCoalition

By |July 23rd, 2008|

Tech Industry Statement on 29-31 July 2008 ACTA Negotiations in DC: "We strongly oppose any requirement in ACTA that signatories enact statutory damages... Copyright statutory damages are one feature of our IP law that we should not seek to export.... Finally we wish to express our disappointment that we learned of the agenda for next week's negotiations from the DFAT [Australian Govt] website rather than our own government...."

Vol. 1 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Public Comments (USTR)

By |July 8th, 2008|

July 8, 2008
All Volume 1 ACTA Comments as a single (PDF):

First of all we would like to commend the US government for initiating a dialogue aimed at trying to enhance the global fight against piracy. This is a fight that is critical to maintaining US competitiveness, and one that we risk losing unless we can […]

Vol. 2 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Public Comments (USTR)

By |July 8th, 2008|

Comments of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association on the Anti- Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

March 21, 2008

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) supports efforts to secure the U.S. drug supply from counterfeit medicines. Currently, due in great part to the vigilance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the quality of America’s prescription medicines is the highest in […]

Vol. 3 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Public Comments (USTR)

By |July 8th, 2008|

International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) – ACTA Public Comments

Via email ACTA@ustr.eop.gov

Ms. Rachel Bae
Director for Intellectual Property & Innovation Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508

Dear Ms. Bae:

Re: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): Request for Public Comments 73 Fed. Reg. 8910 (Feb. 10, 2008)

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) appreciates this opportunity to […]

Vol. 4 Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Public Comments (USTR)

By |July 8th, 2008|

National Electronics Manufacturers Association (NEMA) – ACTA Public Comments

Original Source Document as PDF.

USTR Press Release on ACTA Negotiations

By |June 5th, 2008|

Sean Spicer of USTR on ACTA: "The main focus of the discussion was border measures, particularly how to deal with large-scale intellectual property infringements, which can frequently involve criminal elements and pose a threat to public health and safety. ..."

IP Justice White Paper on the Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

By |March 25th, 2008|

In 2007 a select handful of the wealthiest countries began a treaty-making process to create a new global standard for intellectual property rights enforcement, the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA is spearheaded by the United States, the European Commission, Japan, and Switzerland -- those countries with the largest intellectual property industries. Other countries invited to participate in ACTA’s negotiation process are Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. Noticeably absent from ACTA’s negotiations are leaders from developing countries who hold national policy priorities that differ from the international intellectual property industry....

IP Justice White Paper on the Proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

By |March 25th, 2008|

Anti-Consumer and Anti-Public Interest Treaty Proposed by Intellectual Property Industry, US, Europe, Switzerland, and Japan