dan of the north writes: "Based on sources and leaked documents, Knowledge Ecology International [KEI] now asserts that ACTA drafts are in fact "formally available to cleared corporate lobbyists and informally distributed to corporate lawyers and lobbyists in Europe, Japan, and the US." — The ACTA proposals currently include language that would make copyright infringement on a "commercial scale," even when done with "no direct or indirect motivation of financial gain," into a criminal matter. Both KEI and Canadian law professor Michael Geist, who has been working his own sources, say that the current proposals require all signatories to "establish a laundry list of penalties--including imprisonment--sufficient to deter future acts of infringement.""
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