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

US refusing to budge on TPP issues

Singapore conclusion uncertain.
Dec 9 2013 3:04PM
Feds tip ACTA analysis by year end

Feds tip ACTA analysis by year end

Will they wait for copyright inquiry to conclude?
Nov 29 2012 9:55AM
Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo

Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo

Japan quietly ratifies controversial treaty.
Sep 10 2012 7:30AM
Government eyes cost-benefit analyses for ACTA, TPP

Government eyes cost-benefit analyses for ACTA, TPP

No law changes under treaty.
Aug 14 2012 7:00AM
Govt rejects copyright limit claims in TPP talks

Govt rejects copyright limit claims in TPP talks

'No conspiracy', Emerson argues.
Aug 7 2012 6:08PM
Why the US back-flipped on copyright in global treaty

Why the US back-flipped on copyright in global treaty

Opinion: Old arguments for ACTA and TPP no longer persuade.
Jul 11 2012 7:00AM
Europe resoundingly dumps ACTA

Europe resoundingly dumps ACTA

Key defeat for contentious treaty.
Jul 4 2012 9:53PM
Why pro-ACTA forces press for vote delay in Europe

Why pro-ACTA forces press for vote delay in Europe

Analysis: European push-back a weight on Australia.
Jul 3 2012 4:06PM
Treaties committee recommends delay to ACTA

Treaties committee recommends delay to ACTA

Wants copyright reform first.
Jun 27 2012 11:23AM
Pirate Party in race to recruit for ACT elections

Pirate Party in race to recruit for ACT elections

Data capture, open government on platform.
Jun 26 2012 7:00AM
MIPI drops piracy moniker

MIPI drops piracy moniker

Music copyright group voices ACTA support.
Jun 22 2012 10:35AM
EU trade committee rejects ACTA

EU trade committee rejects ACTA

As countries head to final vote.
Jun 21 2012 9:26PM
Govt downplays ACTA business impact

Govt downplays ACTA business impact

Impact statement dismissed.
Jun 18 2012 7:00AM
ACTA treaty faces European rejection

ACTA treaty faces European rejection

More protests planned.
Jun 1 2012 10:41AM
ACTA internet freedom concerns in Australia misplaced

ACTA internet freedom concerns in Australia misplaced

Focus on 'correct legal environment' for content makers.
May 8 2012 7:10AM
US fingers 'priority' IP abusing nations

US fingers 'priority' IP abusing nations

EFF brands list as dirty political pressure.
May 4 2012 6:48AM
Rights holders' big win in copyright review terms

Rights holders' big win in copyright review terms

Opinion: Law Reform Commission hobbled.
Mar 30 2012 12:10PM
ACTA treaty mauled in hearings

ACTA treaty mauled in hearings

Power to rights holders is a reason not to ratify agreement, say critics.
Mar 23 2012 2:01PM
Government defends against ACTA attacks

Government defends against ACTA attacks

No country ready to ratify agreement yet.
Mar 19 2012 4:02PM
ICT groups take aim at Trans Pacific Partnership

ICT groups take aim at Trans Pacific Partnership

Latest stakeholder meeting yields few surprises for rights holders.
Mar 5 2012 9:10AM

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