Public Comments on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)   [open pdf - 2MB]

This release from the Office of the United States Trade Representative includes correspondence from a number of organizations including the American Free Trade Association, the Copyright Alliance, and others, in addition to a jointly signed statement of support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations. "The undersigned associations and companies appreciate that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Commerce have organized a public meeting to consult with interested parties on the proposed ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement. We also appreciate the call for additional comments prior to the public meeting. As you may be aware, many of the signatories below have submitted extensive prior comments and expressed a variety of procedural and substantive concerns about the ACTA agreement, which we very much appreciate your considering[sic]. We submit these additional brief comments because we have a strong interest in ensuring that the 'Internet provisions,' which we understand will presently be under discussion, not disrupt the delicate balance with respect to Section 512 struck in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, result in increased liability for intermediaries or adopt solutions that directly or indirectly suggest changes to U.S. law."

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