The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a plurilateral international agreement which wants to set a “gold standard” for the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Agreement will have major implications for freedom of expression, access to culture and privacy. It will also harm international trade and stifle innovation.
Since many politicians and citizens are not yet aware of ACTA’s serious implications, EDRi has launched a “What’s Wrong with ACTA Week”. We have put together five one-page briefing documents which briefly summarise the most important issues:
- ACTA and its Impact on Fundamental Rights
- ACTA – Criminal Sanctions
- ACTA – Innovation and Competition
- ACTA and its Impact on the EU’s International Relations
- ACTA and its Safeguards