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Submission + - ACTA to be signed this Weekend (activepolitic.com) 1

bs0d3 writes: Since US negotiators on ACTA were pushing for some of the toughest language on DRM, Internet disconnections, and more, they had to climb down in the face of international resistance and public pressure. The new ACTA light will be signed in Japan this comming weekend. The milder ACTA won't be treated like a treaty—which requires Senate ratification in the US—but like an "executive agreement" that cannot alter US law. The US is sending Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, the deputy US Trade Representative, to Tokyo this weekend to sign the final document
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ACTA to be signed this Weekend

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  • FFII statement: The world faces major challenges: access to medicine, diffusion of green technology needed to fight climate change, and a balanced Internet governance. While flexibility is essential to solve these major issues, ACTA codifies heightened measures. More: http://acta.ffii.org/?p=779 [ffii.org]

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