Canada Takes ACTA Secrecy To New Levels
from the this-isn't-a-treaty,-it's-protectionism dept
Apparently, the Canadian government has created an "insider" group to work with the government on the treaty. What's disturbing is that this insider group seems to involve mostly lobbyists who have a one-sided take on this issue. Not included are any lobbyists from industries who are opposed to ACTA or any sort of representative of consumer rights or privacy issues (which is a big concern, considering that ACTA may allow border searches of laptops and iPods). Given that the Canadian government is already getting beaten up for writing its newly proposed copyright laws in secret with help only from industry representatives, you'd think that maybe (just maybe) it would try to be a bit more open and inclusive with ACTA. Apparently not.