Secret International Antipiracy Deal Spurs FOIA Lawsuit
A battle is brewing over a secretive intellectual property agreement being negotiated by the U.S. and several other nations. Leaked documents indicate the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would allow multiple countries to enforce each others' intellectual property laws. That, some fear, could pose substantial risks to your privacy rights.
Two public interest groups, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Latest News about Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge, filed a lawsuit this week to gain access to the documents. Their previous requests for information, they say, have gone unfilled.