Friday, 25 January 2013

Antigua Government Set to Launch “Pirate” Website To Punish United States

Antigua Government Set to Launch “Pirate” Website To Punish United States | TorrentFreak: "Hoping to rebuild the gambling business Antigua filed a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO), which they won. In 2005 the WTO ruled that the US refusal to let Antiguan gambling companies access their market violated free-trade, as domestic companies were allowed to operate freely. In 2007 the WTO went a step further and granted Antigua the right to suspend U.S. copyrights up to $21 million annually.
TorrentFreak is informed by a source close to Antigua’s Government that the country now plans to capitalize on this option. The authorities want to launch a website selling U.S. media to customers worldwide, without compensating the makers. The plan has been in the works for several months already and Antigua is ready to proceed once they have informed the WTO about their plan. " 'via Blog this'

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Trade Governance in the Digital Age - Cambridge University Press

Trade Governance in the Digital Age - Academic and Professional Books - Cambridge University Press: "International trade regulation has hitherto not reacted in a forward-looking manner to the digital revolution and, particularly at the multilateral level, legal engineering has yielded few tangible results. This book examines whether WTO laws possess the necessary flexibility and resilience to accommodate the changes brought about by burgeoning digital trade. By revealing both the potential and the limitations of the WTO framework, it provides a broad picture of the interaction between digital technologies and trade regulation, links the often disconnected discourses of international trade law, intellectual property and cyberlaw and explores discrete problems in different domains of global trade regulation." 'via Blog this'

Sunday, 23 January 2011

ACTA is extraordinarily contrary to EU international obligations: academics

This statement signed by 30-40 senior professors explains some of the many legal problems with the European signature of ACTA - which it invites the EuroParliament to investigate.