What will the upcoming free trade discussions between the US and EU mean for the Internet? It’s too early to know, of course, but CDT told USTR last week to include strong protections for the free cross-border flow of information on the Internet,... Continued »
Last week, CDT submitted its response to the European Commission's consultation on copyright enforcement.The Commission has previously held public consultations, conferences, and ‘stakeholder dialogues’ on this issue, and the present... Continued »
How would you feel if the fines for speeding went directly into the pockets of the police officers issuing speeding tickets? What if the fines were thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars? And what if, when you went to dispute a... Continued »
It's hard to offer input on proposals you haven't been allowed to see, but lots of advocates tried their best at Sunday's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) stakeholders' forum. I was there for CDT, setting out a few concrete recommendations based... Continued »
The EU Parliament vote by an overwhelming margin (478 to 39) to reject Europe's participation in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) should be a wake-up call for trade negotiators. Intellectual property trade agreements are going nowhere... Continued »
Colombian lawmakers recently showed the world exactly what can go wrong when countries agree to unbalanced trade agreements like early versions of ACTA and the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In the lead-up to President Obama’s... Continued »
The uproar over SOPA/PIPA shows signs of spilling over into other copyright issues. The latest is a popular effort to derail ACTA in Europe, with public protests scheduled for this Saturday. Continued »
By an overwhelming vote of 663 to 13, the European Parliament passed a resolution that would require the EU Commission to end the secrecy that has enveloped the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
The vote is a stinging rebuke of the... Continued »
Last week’s leak of the Internet section of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) prompted a new round of debate over the controversial multilateral agreement. In addition to renewed calls for transparency, attention... Continued »
There are no quiet days here at CDT and today is no exception.
Our CEO Leslie Harris has a guest column on ABC's "Ahead of the Curve" discussing the extreme measures some countries are taking to curb digital copyright issues and how... Continued »