11 April: At a stakeholder hearing in the European Parliament today Stuart Hamilton, IFLA's Director of Policy & Advocacy, raised severe concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Libraries are concerned that the non-transparent ACTA negotiations pose a threat to the balance of copyright, Hamilton stressed in his video message. ACTA's objectives and methods endanger the balance of copyright, and seriously conflict with the library community's commitments to equitable access to information and cultural expression.
It is expected that their decision about ACTA will be taken in July.
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