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ACTA in Europe

The Americans are trying to force ACTA - think super-DMCA - down the throat of Europe. While it's been watered down a bit, it's still quite obnoxious, and almost bound to choke off innovation. Via Hinnerk Gnutzmann a group of European academics, largely lawyers, has a petition against the current form of the ACTA. It's quite a moderate document - it conceded the basic usefulness of ACTA, which I view as very counterproductive - but still represents a step in the right direction. If I were a European academic I would sign it.

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