by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jul 1st 2010 4:34pm
Well, the latest round of ACTA negotiations have concluded and the USTR has released one of its patented content-free statements about what happened. Most notable, of course, is what is absent: there is no indication that negotiators plan on releasing the latest draft. Remember, that it was in the USTR's statement following the last round that it announced plans to release the draft. This was what many folks had feared. Negotiators released the one draft so that they could claim they were being transparent, and then went right back to secrecy. On top of that, the USTR seems to imply that it was "transparent" this time around because it met with some civil societies who have concerns about ACTA. Of course, it leaves out how negotiators dodged most of the questions. That's not transparency. It's just sad.
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