Comments and signatories sought for communique on ACTA and the public interest

This week, over 90 academics, practitioners and public interest organizations from five continents gathered at a meeting convened by American University’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) to analyze the official text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The text was released for the first time in April, 2010, after years of secretive negotiations.

At this meeting, participants including KEI drafted an Urgent Communique: Consultation of International Experts on ACTA and the Public Interest. This is now open for institutional and individual endorsements as well as comments.

The draft Communique, as well as information about how to endorse it or suggest modifications is available here.