by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 10:08pm
It's been pointed out over and over again how ACTA would require many countries to change their IP laws, while locking in some other laws that are still very much in flux. However, many of the main proponents of ACTA have insisted that it won't really require any legal changes. Now a group of IP experts from around the globe have pointed out that ACTA is inconsistent with European law, and have written an open letter explaining why (pdf). While the letter does say that many of the most egregious problems with ACTA have been fixed, it does still note a variety of places where it seems inconsistent with the law -- despite promises that it wouldn't require changes in the EU.
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