Christian Engström, Pirat

16 april 2013

If we need to kill the EU-US trade agreement, we will

Filed under: English,informationspolitik — Christian Engström @ 9:12
If the new EU - US trade agreement contains an IP chapter like Acta, we will have to kill it, I write in The Parliament Magazine

If the new EU – US trade agreement contains an IP chapter like Acta, we will have to kill it, I write in The Parliament Magazine

The EU and the US are preparing to start negotiating a new agreement called the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Just as with the Acta treaty, negotiations will be carried out behind closed doors and in secret. Just as with Acta, the agreement seeks to introduce ever stricter intellectual property laws through the back door.

But there is one thing that will be different this time around. Now we have hundreds of thousands of EU citizens who took to the streets to protest against the Acta treaty, and who won.

If the new ”free trade” agreement between the EU and the US contains an intellectual property (IP) chapter like Acta, we will have to kill it, just like we killed Acta, I write in an opinion piece in The Parliament Magazine.

Read more at The Parliament Magazine web site (or in the electronic version of the printed magazine)

3 kommentarer

  1. Very good. It would be nice to see if all groups that took part of the ACTA bring-down could make a joint statement to that effect. It would send a very strong message to the commission negotiators.

    Because this time this requires some mental preparations. ACTA didn’t bring that much of obvious benefits with it. But a EU-US free trade agreement would bring a lot of business opportunities which might be hard for the average member to say no to. Therefore it is necessary to install the belief that free trade can be achieved without ACTA-like regulations in some other shape or form.

    Kommentar av Johan Tjäder — 16 april 2013 @ 14:21

  2. Reblogged this on Urbansundstrom’s Weblog.

    Kommentar av urbansundstrom — 16 april 2013 @ 15:50

  3. It appears that this ”partnership” is the same treaty that is also known as TAFTA, so at least it’s not yet another treaty to keep track of.

    Kommentar av Björn Persson — 16 april 2013 @ 16:50


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