The new anti-piracy flashpoint

SOPA and PIPA may have been derailed but the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) legislation currently being mulled in Europe might be just as bad, if not worse.

The recent protests against US bills PIPA and SOPA resulted in a victory for cyber-activism after the bills were shelved (for now). Now a new target is attracting controversy among the mobilised masses: ACTA.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a multilateral agreement establishing rules to tackle piracy and counterfeiting on a global level.


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