The secrecy surrounding an anticounterfeiting trade agreement that's being negotiated by several countries, including the U.S., is heightening concerns about the intent of the pact...

One of the many troubling aspects of ACTA is that it would criminalize copyright infringement even in cases where there is no profit motive, said Eddan Katz, the EFF's international affairs director.

It would also enable the creation of three-strike and take-down laws around the world, where someone could be disconnected from the Internet for alleged copyright violations, Katz said. ACTA could also mandate that ISPs monitor custom

Tuesday, May 12, 2009