FTA Doubts After ISP Protest

The passage of the US Free Trade Agreement enabling legislation has been thrown into doubt after the government agreed to an eleventh hour review of key concerns outlined by the Internet Industry Association. The IIA claims the legislative changes would make possession of pirated materials a criminal offence, and could make ISPs criminally liable for pirated material that exists on their systems. The IIA also believes the system of take-down orders proposed through the legislation would put an onerous administrative burden on its members

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