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News about ACTA
  • Three strikes file sharing bill passed in New Zealand

    The Australian entertainment industry may still be in talks with internet service providers (ISPs) about movie privacy but in New Zealand, some groups are celebrating the passing of an illegal file sharing bill.

  • ACTA treaty could pressure future changes for Aussie laws: EFA

    Although the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not require any immediate changes to Australian laws, the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has expressed concern over potential future pressures on Australian copyright control from other countries.

  • Updated: Internet Industry of Australia backs new ACTA draft

    The Internet Industry of Australia (IIA) has given its tick of approval of the recently released Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA), praising the lack of a ‘three strikes’ rule which would have seen repeated copyright infringers barred from the internet.

  • DFAT releases ACTA anti-piracy draft

    The Federal government has released the latest draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) following the conclusion of the final round of discussions on the controversial intellectual property protection initiative at the weekend.

  • ACTA anti-piracy negotiations conclude

    The Japanese Government has confirmed that the 11th and final round of the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have been concluded.

Features about ACTA
  • ACTA: No longer secret but still plenty to worry about

    It has been public knowledge for quite a while that many of the world's governments have been working on an "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, but none of the details of what they were thinking was public knowledge, in spite of a few leaked documents. The people involved in the negotiations seem to have believed that a knowledgeable public would just get in their way.