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Über 70 US-Professoren rufen zum Stopp des ACTA auf

October 28, 2010

Über 70 Professoren verschiedener amerikanischer Universitäten, darunter Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Zittrain und Michael Geist, haben in einem offenen Brief den US-Präsidenten Obama dazu aufgefordert, sich der versprochenen Transparenz zu erinnern und das Handelsabkommen ACTA nicht vom Büro des Handelsbeauftragten (USTR) unterzeichnen zu lassen solange keine öffentliche Konsultation auf die geheimen Verhandlungsrunden folgt. In dem heute veröffentlichten Brief schreiben die Professoren:

As academics dedicated to promoting robust public debate on the laws and public policies affecting the Internet, intellectual property, global innovation policy and the worldwide trade in knowledge goods and services, we write to express our grave concern that your Administration is negotiating a far-reaching international intellectual property agreement behind a shroud of secrecy, with little opportunity for public input, and with active participation by special interests who stand to gain from restrictive new international rules that may harm the public interest.

Your Administration promised to change the way Washington works.  You promised to bring increased truthfulness and transparency to our public policy and law, including the Freedom of Information Act.  You promised that wherever possible, important policy decisions would be made in public view, and not as the result of secret special interest deals hidden from the American people.

Den vollständigen Brief kann man hier lesen.


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