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Monday, 15 November 2010

The Final ACTA

Responses to ACTA's final text are likely to be mixed ...
Via a Tweet from the invaluable Michael Geist comes what looks rather like the final text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  Described as being Subject to Legal Review and given today's date, this text runs to 24 sides of A4. Something guaranteed to annoy at least someone is Article 6.6 which states that
"This Agreement shall be signed in the English, French and Spanish languages, which shall be equally authentic".
. For the record, participating States in the negotiation are
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Mexican States, the United States, and the European Union.
The IPKat hasn't had time to check out this version against the previous, somewhat more tentative draft (on which see the AmeriKat's posts here and here), but he thought he'd better spread the word so that his readers can get busy with their thoughts and comments.

Michael Geist's blog can be accessed here.

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