Copyright Law: Harvard Law Professors Ask If the Obama Administration is about to Sign a Troubling Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement

Harvard Law School Professors Lawrence Lessig and Jack Goldsmith wrote in the March 26th, 2010 Washington Post about troubling aspects of a trade pact, the multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The ACTA, which is still being negotiated, could tighten enforcement of global intellectual property rules in ways that are currently not part of American law (e.g., by denying Internet access to parents of children who upload copyright material to YouTube). The professors are also critics of the secrecy surrounding the negotiations.

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