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ACTA Is Backta, New Round of Talks Start Today 73

An anonymous reader writes "Negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement resume today in Lucerne, Switzerland, with the ninth round of talks. The Toronto Star highlights the mounting opposition to the deal from developing world countries such as India and China, while Michael Geist has posted a video of a recent lecture that provides background on the agreement and where things currently stand."
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ACTA Is Backta, New Round of Talks Start Today

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  • by William Robinson ( 875390 ) on Monday June 28, 2010 @09:39AM (#32715700)

    This is a good thing for all concerned !!

    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as absolutely good for all concerned. Remember, "Everything is gray".

    IP could be good for many people, and I would love to see it being applied fairly. But when people choose money over humanity, the things start getting ugly.

    I still remember when India was discussing about joining WTO, their biggest concern was something they had been doing since ages, but patented in US (example Basmati rice). It was general impression with Indians that the moment India joins WTO, somebody from US would stand with gun in front of farmers in India, preventing them from growing Basmati rice they have been doing for generations.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"