posted on 20/02/2012 16:36http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/acta-is-part-of-a-multi-decade-worldwide-copyright-campaign.ars →
Last week, we observed that major content companies have enjoyed a steady drumbeat of victories in Congress and the courts over the last two decades. The lobbying and litigation campaigns that produced these results have a counterpart in the executive branch. At the urging of major copyright holders, the Obama administration has been working to export restrictive American copyright laws abroad. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is just the most visible component of this ambitious and long-running project.