The ACTA Divides Europe

Platz, C 2013, 'The ACTA Divides Europe', Nordisk Immateriellt rättsskydd, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 306-315.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title The ACTA Divides Europe
Author(s) Platz, C
Year 2013
Journal name Nordisk Immateriellt rättsskydd
Volume number 3
Issue number 3
Start page 306
End page 315
Total pages 10
Publisher Nordisk immateriellt
Abstract As technology and society advance, legislation is required to be updated to continuously reflect social values and stay current. This is specifically true about copyright law that is historically connected to both society and technology. However, as copyright law dynamically evolves, it creates an issue for citizens that are unaware of the amendments that are made which affects their rights and obligations. Such is the case with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that require changes to national copyright laws in order to reflect that trade increasingly occur across country boarders. Many are against its ratification as the negotiations of the ACTA has lacked transparency and this has affected states to seize national implementation. The purpose of this article it to provide transparency on the ACTA by examining its implications on national law in regards to copyright law as well as the impact on internet service providers. This will provide transparency on the implications that the ACTA might have on national laws if it is implemented and hence offer the necessary knowledge to ascertain rights and obligations.
Subject International Trade Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law and Society
Keyword(s) anti counterfeiting trade agreement
ACTA
copyright law
intellectual property law
trade agreement
IP
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