As IP Treaty Talks Resume, IT Issues A Sensitive Topic


A group of public interest, library and technology organizations are urging U.S. Trade Representative Kirk to set aside a controversial portion of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations focused on “Internet distribution and information technology.”

A letter from the Center for Democracy and Technology, the American Library Association, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, NetCoalition and others was circulated Wednesday as U.S. officials and a handful of trading partners prepared for talks today and Friday with an eye toward completing an agreement in 2010.

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