Global IP Treaty Talks Spur Enforcement Concerns

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 2:38 PM EST) -- Trade officials from dozens of countries have quietly been negotiating a multinational treaty on intellectual property rights for more than a year, but the closed-door talks recently moved into the spotlight when civil liberties groups called the process overly secretive, and the approach to copyright enforcement heavy-handed and unfeasible.

An idea floated by the U.S. during the talks for the planned Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has generated the most controversy. The proposal, leaked to several technology publications in November, would require Internet service providers to take action...
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