New version of ACTA copyright pact gets mixed reviews

A near-final version of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) released this week won praise from organizations representing copyright holders and some sighs of relief from groups that had opposed proposals in earlier drafts.

Still, concerns about the copyright-enforcement trade pact remain, said some groups critical of language in earlier, leaked versions of ACTA. The proposed trade agreement has been improved, with Internet service providers no longer on the hook for the copyright infringement of their customers, said the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), a tech trade group — via

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