03 November 2009

WIPO Boss: ACTA Should be Open, Transparent


On the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Gurry said that WIPO too did not know a great deal about the talks.

“Naturally we prefer open, transparent international processes to arrive at conclusions that are of concern to the whole world,” he said, citing WIPO’s role as an international, United Nations agency. And, he added, “IP is of concern to the whole world.”

If even the head of WIPO is saying ACTA needs to be drawn up as part of an open, transparent process, isn't it time for the relevant governments to listen?

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Roger Lancefield said...

But we can't shout conspiracy, because, you know, there's no such thing, only the tin-foil hat brigade... etc. /sarcasm

Good find. Will be forwarding this on to a few ACTA agnostics and sceptics.

Glyn Moody said...