All Eyes on U.S. Intellectual Property Deal
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A panel hosted by Google delves into concerns about the secrecy of the ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and other nations on IP policy -- talks that could have a dramatic impact for the IT industry. Enterprise Networking Planet has the story.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Trade Representative is in the midst of negotiating a landmark intellectual property agreement with about three dozen other nations that could dramatically reshape international copyright enforcement and other matters of IP policy.
The problem for some is that almost no one knows what is actually in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and those who do are bound to silence by non-disclosure agreements.
Here at Google's policy outpost in the nation's capital, the search giant hosted a panel discussion exploring some of the potential ramifications of the agreement, which is supported by many of the industries that suffer the most from copyright infringement, such as the entertainment and software sectors.