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  • Legal expert says ACTA should be scrapped

    Douwe Korff, professor of international law at London Metropolitan University and a leading authority on data protection, said on Tuesday that the international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) is "badly-drafted, breaches many fundamental rights and lawmakers should throw it out and start from scratch."

  • US file-sharing agreement allows six strikes

    Internet service providers and major entertainment companies and industry associations in the US have come to an agreement that allows file-sharing copyright infringers up to six “strikes” before facing any penalty. This is considerably greater latitude than the “three strikes” previously pushed by the music and movie lobbies and now enshrined in New Zealand’s Copyright (Infringing File-Sharing) Act.

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