Summary of the copyright trade agreement

In the introduction to the summary, the negotiating parties discuss the objectives of the proposed agreement in a little more detail than in their previous statements in a way that seems designed to comfort consumers:

“The intended focus is on counterfeiting and piracy activities that significantly affect commercial interests, rather than on the activities of ordinary citizens. ACTA is not intended to interfere with a signatory’s ability to respect its citizens’ fundamental rights and civil liberties, and will be consistent with the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) and will respect the Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health” Extract from DFAT’s Summary of Key Elements Under Discussion


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