ACTA: A new obstacle to human rights?
3D presents its last publication : The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): A new obstacle to human rights?
This paper shows how the negotiations of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA have become the emblem of the maximum protection approach of intellectual property rights (IPR), reversing the public interest approach that underpinned IPR originally. It argues that if such a vision is realized, through ambiguous rhetoric and aggressive negotiating strategies, it could lead to a new international institutional framework that will hinder the realization of human rights.
The 3D team