Acta’s worst clauses resurface in Canada-EU trade treaty, verbatim | Wired UK

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Despite the European Parliament rejecting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), some of the treaty’s most controversial clauses — including its criminal enforcement measures — have surfaced in a leaked copy of a pending Canada-EU Trade Agreement (Ceta), verbatim.

Digital rights campaigners fear the insertions in Ceta’s intellectual property chapter are evidence of a purposeful strategy by the European Commission to get Acta’s most controversial clauses passed in parliament. If this happens, the Commission could argue that Acta cannot be contested on the same grounds it was initially thrown out on.

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