Could Cybercrime Treaty Already Push Through Some Of The Worst Of ACTA?
from the international-obligations dept
Among the concerns is how "criminal copyright infringement" is defined -- specifically, what counts as "commercial scale." In ACTA, there's been an attempt to define commercial scale as broadly as possible, including copying for personal use.
Richard points us to some news down in Australia, where there's some concern that Australia's recent decision to sign on to a European cybercrime treaty, could force it to define criminal copyright infringement extremely broadly, along the lines of ACTA -- effectively getting that part of ACTA agreed to with or without ACTA. In other words, as plenty of folks interested in this stuff have been focused on ACTA, was the entertainment industry able to back door this really bad aspect of ACTA into many countries via the Cybercrime treaty already?