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Groups sue Trade Representative


Groups sue Trade Representative

A pair of public interest groups have filed suit against the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to force disclosure of details about a “secret intellectual property enforcement treaty” that the Bush administration is currently negotiating with numerous countries...

“ACTA raises serious concerns for citizens’ civil liberties and privacy rights,” EFF international policy director Gwen Hinze said in a statement. “This treaty could potentially change the way your computer is searched at the border or spark new invasive monitoring from your ISP. People need to see the full text of ACTA now so that they can evaluate its impact on their lives and express that opinion to their political leaders. Instead, the USTR is keeping us in the dark while talks go on behind closed doors.”

Thursday, September 18, 2008
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