Now Updated With New ACTA Leaks!
You're not allowed to know what the content of ACTA is, or which country has proposed what, but at least you can now make submissions on it.
Doesn't that make you feel all warm inside?
But seriously, why are we bothering with the new three-strikes bill for copyright infringements while submissions on ACTA are being sought? Especially when much of the content MED wants submissions on is the subject of the bill and will be thrashed out during the select committee process. This makes no sense to me. Am I missing something?
The MED also wants to hear views on technological protection measures (TPMs) and rights management information (RMIs).
You have until the end of the month. Get moving!
Update: Michael Geist reports on a leaked EU document on ACTA. I haven't had time to digest it in detail, but it appears a number of countries, including New Zealand, have a problem with the hardline approach taken by the US on infirngement and, in particular, TPMs and RMIs.
Now we know that New Zealand and other countries have been debating what ACTA will cover, it is timely to ask exactly what the MED's submission process will achieve. If we have already told other countries what we will accept, what purpose will these submissions serve?