ACTA's Non-Final 'Final' Text Still Has Issues
from the of-course-it-does dept
Earlier this week, the USTR announced that a new final version of ACTA was out, to replace the old “final” version. Of course, this version is really no more final than the last version in that it still needs to go through a legal scrub where it can be changed further. Not surprisingly, many are still finding substantial problems in the text, with continued concerns over whether or not the US President has the constitutional authority to sign such a document. Of course, as we’ve seen so far, most of the players in the US government simply don’t care. They’ll finalize the document and President Obama will sign it, and then I’m sure someone will bring a lawsuit… Meanwhile, there are even more concerns over in Europe, where the EU Commission doesn’t seem to care much what the European Parliament or the European Court of Justice has to say about these things.