USPTO Refuses To Respond To Senators' Questions On Legality Of ACTA

from the trust-us... dept

The effort the administration is going through to avoid discussing ACTA is really quite stunning. Two US Senators, Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown, asked USPTO Director David Kappos to respond to specific questions about the legality of certain issues in ACTA. Kappos has now "responded" by not actually responding. He sent a letter back that did not actually address any of the issues raised, but merely said "our USPTO issue experts will continue to work with USTR as they finalize the results achieved in Tokyo." That's not a response. That's a dodge. You can read the entire letter after the jump.

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    Mike Masnick (profile), 18 Nov 2010 @ 11:13pm

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    As for who writes laws, of course people who do not hold elected office have a hand in taking a first cut at bills they would like to see introduced. Personally, I do not see this as a failure of our political system, but as a strength.

    Wait, what? So... it's ridiculous and mock-worthy that KEI may have written this letter... but praise-worthy that the MPAA and RIAA wrote ACTA?!?

    You really have no shame in your industry *redacted*.

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