Christian Engström, Pirat

29 mars 2010

Consolidated ACTA leak as Word document

Filed under: ACTA,English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 16:53

Click to download the leaked ACTA document as a Word file

The European Commission is negotiating the international ACTA agreement about intellectual property rights enforcement, but it refuses grant public and parliamentary access to ACTA negotiation texts and summaries.

The negotiations are carried out behind closed doors, and not even the elected members of the European Parliament are allowed to see the texts.

The only way that we can get to know what they are planning to do in the name of intellectual property rights enforcement, is to rely on leaks.

A leaked consolidated version of the ACTA text dated January 18th, 2010, has been floating around unofficially in the corridors in Brussels for some time. Last week, the French activist organization La Quadrature du Net published a pdf of the leaked ACTA document with each page scanned as a picture.

The same pdf file is also available for download via The Pirate Bay.

The leaked ACTA text is now also available as a Word document (which can be read with the free software suite Open Office 😉 ).

I got it from a net activist who prefers to remain anonymous, but has gone to the trouble of converting the document to text format and proof reading it to make sure the transcription is as accurate as possible.

He points out that the page numbering is not completely in sync with the original, so if you want to make references to a specific page, you will have to consult the original.

It is of course good that we at least have access to the text in leaked format, but it is not enough.

According to the Lisbon Treaty, which went into force on December 1, 2009, the Commission has a legal obligation to inform the European Parliament immediately and fully at all stages of international negotiations.

We demand all papers on the table, not under it.

But until we have that, we will do what we can with the leaks. Thank you, everybody who has contributed!


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7 kommentarer

  1. ”Open Source and Open Standards under Threat in Europe”

    Har du hört något om detta i Bryssel?

    Kommentar av David — 29 mars 2010 @ 21:32

  2. Det är bra att ni begär papprena på rätt sida bordet. Keep up the good work, Christian!

    Kommentar av Adam — 29 mars 2010 @ 23:12

  3. Å andra sidan, eftersom parlamentet redan krävt att ACTA ska fram i ljuset, så kan parlamentet också säga nej till ens en diskussion om att det skall in i lag.

    Two can play the game. Annars är nånting riktigt fukkat.

    Kommentar av Patrik — 30 mars 2010 @ 14:47

  4. Jag instämmer i Davids fråga.

    Digital Agenda for Europe är väl en fråga som Kroes ärvt från tidigare…fast det betyder ju inte allting är lugnt.

    Kommentar av Fiery Spirited — 30 mars 2010 @ 15:06

  5. So these European Commissioners are openly and flagrantly violating a treaty? And there’s nothing anyone can do about it?

    Kommentar av Rick — 1 april 2010 @ 1:07

  6. GLAD PÅSK ❗ 🙄 – önskar Josef B.

    Kommentar av Josef Boberg — 1 april 2010 @ 22:06

  7. Dear Christian,

    It is sad to see you spreading proprietary Microsoft file formats to EU citizens.

    I was thinking Pirates needs a lesson when it comes to free standards.

    Kommentar av borg — 1 maj 2010 @ 19:07

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