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.


Deeplinks Topics

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

BREAKING: @SenateMajLdr says the next vote in the Senate will be on NSA bills at 1 am EDT. Follow @efflive for updates on the debate then.

May 22 @ 6:27pm

Breaking: The Senate has just passed its TPP Fast Track bill. The fight now moves to the House. Speak out: https://eff.org/r.ftpp

May 22 @ 6:08pm

Report on FBI’s use of the Patriot Act shows years of foot-dragging and failed oversight https://eff.org/r.9put

May 22 @ 5:44pm
JavaScript license information