ACTA
ACTA is the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, a US-led treaty being negotiated between 27 countries (including Australia) as a global effort to crack down on copyright piracy and trademark infringements. Whilst the official documentation claims the treaty is aimed at “harmonising” the copyright laws across borders, observers of the negotiations argue it is primarily aimed at cracking down on internet file-sharing and that it may prove onerous for internet service providers, web hosts and search engines.
US refusing to budge on TPP issues 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 9, 2013 | Comment Now 
Singapore conclusion uncertain.
 
Feds tip ACTA analysis by year end 
By Ry Crozier | Nov 29, 2012 | Comment Now 
Will they wait for copyright inquiry to conclude?
 
Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo 
By John Hilvert | Sep 10, 2012 | Comment Now 
Japan quietly ratifies controversial treaty.
 
Government eyes cost-benefit analyses for ACTA, TPP 
By John Hilvert | Aug 14, 2012 | Comment Now 
No law changes under treaty.
 
Govt rejects copyright limit claims in TPP talks 
By John Hilvert | Aug 7, 2012 | Comment Now 
'No conspiracy', Emerson argues.
 
Why the US back-flipped on copyright in global treaty 
By John Hilvert | Jul 11, 2012 | Comment Now 
Opinion: Old arguments for ACTA and TPP no longer persuade.
 
Europe resoundingly dumps ACTA 
By John Hilvert | Jul 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
Key defeat for contentious treaty.
 
Why pro-ACTA forces press for vote delay in Europe 
By John Hilvert | Jul 3, 2012 | Comment Now 
Analysis: European push-back a weight on Australia.
 
Treaties committee recommends delay to ACTA 
By John Hilvert | Jun 27, 2012 | Comment Now 
Wants copyright reform first.
 
Pirate Party in race to recruit for ACT elections 
By John Hilvert | Jun 26, 2012 | Comment Now 
Data capture, open government on platform.
 
MIPI drops piracy moniker 
By John Hilvert | Jun 22, 2012 | Comment Now 
Music copyright group voices ACTA support.
 
EU trade committee rejects ACTA  
By John Hilvert | Jun 21, 2012 | Comment Now 
As countries head to final vote.
 
Govt downplays ACTA business impact 
By John Hilvert | Jun 18, 2012 | Comment Now 
Impact statement dismissed.
 
ACTA treaty faces European rejection 
Jun 1, 2012 | Comment Now 
More protests planned.
 
ACTA internet freedom concerns in Australia misplaced 
By John Hilvert | May 8, 2012 | Comment Now 
Focus on 'correct legal environment' for content makers.
 
US fingers 'priority' IP abusing nations 
By Liam Tung | May 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
EFF brands list as dirty political pressure.
 
Rights holders' big win in copyright review terms 
By John Hilvert | Mar 30, 2012 | Comment Now 
Opinion: Law Reform Commission hobbled.
 
ACTA treaty mauled in hearings 
By John Hilvert | Mar 23, 2012 | Comment Now 
Power to rights holders is a reason not to ratify agreement, say critics.
 
Government defends against ACTA attacks 
By John Hilvert | Mar 19, 2012 | Comment Now 
No country ready to ratify agreement yet.
 
ICT groups take aim at Trans Pacific Partnership 
By John Hilvert | Mar 5, 2012 | Comment Now 
Latest stakeholder meeting yields few surprises for rights holders.
 
Anonymous hacks FTC over Google privacy, ACTA 
By Dan Kaplan | Feb 21, 2012 | Comment Now 
Hackers claim to have rooted hundreds of FTC servers.
 
Protests erupt across Europe against web piracy treaty 
 
Australia to sign copyright treaty this Saturday 
By Liam Tung | Sep 28, 2011 | Comment Now 
ACTA win for the copyright lobby.
 
Copyright treaty talks roll on at APEC 
By Liam Tung | May 20, 2011 | Comment Now 
US under pressure to deliver.
 
ISPs targeted in Pacific trade agreement 
By John Hilvert | May 13, 2011 | Comment Now 
Internet industry calls for full disclosure of copyright provisions.
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