Now That Everyone's Seen ACTA, USTR Says 'It's Time To Release It'
from the nice-work,-guys dept
So it's almost laughable to see the USTR say on Friday that now is finally the time to release a draft -- as if everyone who didn't already want to see it hadn't seen it.
Overall, therefore, there was a general sense from this session that negotiations have now advanced to a point where making a draft text available to the public will help the process of reaching a final agreement. For that reason, and based on the specific momentum coming out of this meeting, participants have reached unanimous agreement that the time is right for making available to the public the consolidated text coming out of these discussions, which will reflect the substantial progress made at this round.Yes. That or the massive public rebuke the USTR has been receiving from almost every quarter on this particular agreement. The full document gets "released" on Wednesday, and we expect it to be... well, pretty much like what was leaked last month.