Michael Geist sez, "Throughout the debate over ACTA [ed: a secret, unprecedented copyright treaty that the public isn't able to see or participate in] transparency, many countries have taken public positions that they support release of the actual text, but that other countries do not. Since full transparency requires consensus of all the ACTA partners, the text simply can't be released until everyone is in agreement. Of course, those same countries hasten to add that they can't name who opposes ACTA transparency, since that too is secret.
No longer. In an important new leak from the Netherlands, a Dutch memorandum reporting back on the Mexico ACTA negotiation round names names, pointing specifically to which countries support releasing the text and which do not. At the top of the no-transparency list: the U.S., South Korea, Singapore, and Denmark."
Hey, Danes, Koreans and Singaporeans! Get cracking on this -- time to call your elected reps, get all the heavies you know to pull strings, have your press jump on the issue. Why are your governments opposed to public participation in a treaty that will regulate the Internet, and all we do on it, from political participation (OhMyNews Korea, I'm looking at you!) to heath care (hey, Denmark!) to staying in touch with our families around the world (Yo, Singaporean diaspora!).
New ACTA Leak: U.S., Korea, Singapore, Denmark Do Not Support Transparency
(Thanks, Michael and Herman!)
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