Sunday, 10 January 2010

EU ACTA addenda

In addition to the blog post EU enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and ACTA (10 January 2010), there is at least one document I would want to bring to the attention of interested EU citizens, with regard to the trade aspects of intellectual property rights (IPR). It was only cursorily mentioned in a quote in the previous post:

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT IPR Enforcement Report 2009; SEC(2009) 1360.

Some see dangers well beyond pirated and counterfeit goods in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is possibly near completion without detailed information being available to the public.

The Swedish blogger Henrik Alexandersson has written a post on what he sees as the dangers for democracy: ACTA: En fråga om själva demokratin (10 January 2010).

Ralf Grahn

P.S. James Clive-Matthews is one of the “grand old men” of the euroblogosphere, mentioned by Margot Wallström in her blogging testament. His blog, Nosemonkey’s EUtopia is listed among the more than 500 great euroblogs on multilingual, a useful one-stop-shop for fact, opinion and gossip on European affairs, i.a. politics, policies, economics, finance and law.