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Google attorney dislikes ACTA too

The still-in-draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, beloved of some, is hated by many–including Google, apparently.

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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Stop ACTA!The still-in-draft Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, beloved of some, is hated by many — including Google, apparently:

An attorney for Google slammed a controversial intellectual property treaty on Friday, saying it has “metastasized” from a proposal to address border security and counterfeit goods to an international legal framework sweeping in copyright and the Internet.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, is “something that has grown in the shadows, Gollum-like,” without public scrutiny, Daphne Keller, a senior policy counsel in Mountain View, Calif., said at a conference at Stanford University.

via Google attorney slams ACTA copyright treaty | Politics and Law – CNET News.

I have to agree this Google attorney. I don’t like ACTA much, either, and don’t think it’s much of an improvement on the current, uncoordinated approach to copyright.