UK Gov't Tells MPs They Can't See ACTA Details

from the you-only-represent-the-people dept

While there have been more and more calls for transparency on ACTA negotiations, it seems that even government officials are being stymied. Some UK Parliament Members have asked for the details and are being told they cannot see the document because mysterious, nameless "others" require it to be kept secret. Of course, if you're an industry lobbyist, it's not hard to see the document. But, if your job is to represent the people? Get in line. You'll see it once it's been signed, sealed and delivered.
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    iamtheky (profile), 21 Jan 2010 @ 5:21pm

    I think a Counterfeit Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is equal to a Secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. If we publish say a couple hundred different ACTAs and send them to lawmakers everywhere......

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