September 15, 2008 | By Rebecca Jeschke

Secret Counterfeiting Treaty Must be Made Public

EFF and more than 100 public interest organizations from around the world are calling for answers about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) today.

Based on leaked documents and industry comments about ACTA, we believe the treaty could require Internet service providers to monitor all consumers' Internet communications, interfere with fair use of copyrighted materials, and criminalize peer-to-peer electronic file sharing. However, the full text of the treaty and other relevant documents remain secret. That's why the coalition today is demanding the immediate release of the ACTA draft.

Time is running out: ACTA proponents want this secret treaty signed before the end of the year. Contact your senator now and urge them to make this process public.

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