ACTA- The Beginning
There is a lot of information on the Internet about the ACTA, but it is very difficult to separate the pure speculation of the factual information and factual analysis. The world heard about the proposed new treaty in 2008 through Wikileaks. Then disclosed the secret record of intergovernmental negotiations (ongoing between the governments of USA, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, South Korea,Singapore, Switzerland and the European Union) on a new agreement designed to regulate the standards of protection againsttrade in fakes. The negotiations and the content of all the findings were kept strictly confidential from the public. What is symptomatic, the only non-state actors who have had access to the negotiating table were representatives of the U.S. entertainment industry lobby.Negotiations then took place with complete exclusion of the public. Such undemocratic behavior should raise major objections andconcerns. The purpose of ACTA is to introduce a minimum level of protection for intellectual property rights in all countries-signatories. So far,copper different countries were some differences in terms of claims for infringement of the holder of the intellectual property rights.Now, anyone whose rights have been violated - at least in theory - will be able to to claim infringement on similar principles in all countries that joined the ACTA.