Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
Australia, Canada, the European Union and its 27 member states, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States of America have negotiated a trade agreement regarding counterfeiting and enforcement of intellectual property rights, known as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
These were closed negotiations, however, the Internet Society and others called for a more open, transparent and inclusive process.
The final version of the ACTA text (PDF)
The Internet Society's statement on ACTA: [English] [Français] [Español] (PDF)
The Draft Consolidated ACTA Text
Internet Society contributions on ACTA
Additional information about ACTA
- 17 December 2010 - USTR launches public consultation
- 24 November 2010 - European Parliament resolution
- 12, 18 and 24 November 2010 - Australia: DFAT ACTA Information Sessions
- 20 October 2010 – EC document – All You Want to Know About ACTA (PDF)
- 20 October 2010 – European Commissioner for Trade - Speaking Points: Update on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) (PDF)
- 6 October 2010 – Australia – Joint Media Release – Breakthrough in anti-counterfeiting and piracy talks
- 6 October 2010 - Statement from US Ambassador Ron Kirk Regarding the Public Release of ACTA Text
- 5 October 2010 - Mexican Senate - Agreement
- 4 October 2010 - Statement from Members of the European Parliament
Stavros Lambrinidis (Parliament VP, S&D, Greece), Francoise Castex (S&D, France), Zuzana Roithova (EPP, Czech Republic) and Alexander Alvaro (ALDE, Germany)
- 4 October 2010 - Statement from Ambassador Ron Kirk Regarding ACTA Negotiations in Tokyo, Japan
- 2 October 2010 - Statement by Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Substantive Agreement of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
- 2 October 2010 - USTR Statement
- 23 September 2010 - 2 October 2010 - 11th round of negotiations in Japan (Agenda)
- 9 September 2010 - Declaration of the European Parliament of 9 September 2010 on the lack of a transparent process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and potentially objectionable content: English - Français - Español
- 23 August 2010 - Joint Press Declaration from all the ACTA negotiating parties (PDF)
- 16-20 August 2010 - 10th round of negotiations in Washington D.C. See Agenda.
- 15 July 2010 – Article 29 Data Protection Working Party letter to European Commissioner for Trade
- 13 July 2010 – European Commissioner for Trade - Speaking Points: State of play of negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
- July 2010 – USTR Statement
- 28 June 2010 – 1 July 2010 – 9th round of negotiations in Switzerland (Agenda)
- June 2010 – WTO news item "Enforcement Trends"
- May 2010 – European Parliament resolution on the upcoming EU-Canada Summit on 5 May 2010 (paragraph 10) in English and in French.
- 16 April 2010 – Announcement of release of draft consolidated text
- April 2010 - USTR Statement
- April 2010 - ACTA Fact Sheet in English and in Español.
Further information about ACTA is available on the following government websites:
For more information about the Internet Society’s involvement in this issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.