Sweden Says It Won't Agree To ACTA If It Requires Any Changes To Swedish Or EU Laws
from the take-a-stand dept
While US negotiators keep insisting that ACTA won’t change US law, they’re perfectly willing to admit that’s not the case for other countries. That’s why much of what the US is insisting on in ACTA looks like the US’s quite problematic existing copyright law (minus a few consumer protections and with some “hints” at stricter compliance). However, it looks like at least some countries aren’t interested in taking dictation from the US when it comes to their own copyright laws. Henrik Moltke points out that Swedish officials are saying they simply won’t agree to ACTA if it requires any changes to Swedish or EU laws. Of course that “or EU laws” part is tricky. What if it requires changes to EU law, and that impacts Sweden even without agreeing to ACTA? Still, it’s nice to see some countries standing up and publicly stating they won’t be bullied by the US into copying (wait, weren’t ACTA supporters calling that “stealing?”) US copyright law.