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Subject: ACTA: the hot copyright treaty surrounded by secrecy
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:17:35 +0100
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Upphovsrättsproblematiken ställer till det för biblioteken på en mängd 
negativa sätt.
Fjärrlåneverksamheten har försvårats. Subito har via domstol tvingats 
till stora efter-
gifter. E-böcker kan inte fjärrlånas. Den nya pliktlagen kommer att 
innebära att vi
faller tillbaka till medeltiden. På den tiden när böckerna var 
fastkedjade vid pulpeterna.
Dock kunde munkarna kopiera böckerna. Idag finns en PC på KB. Och i 
framtiden
är det den PC:n där vårt kulturarv kommer att vara tillgängligt. 
Naturligtvis utan
möjligheter att ladda ner något. Dom kommersiella krafterna har 
övertaget. En idé
har varit att lagstiftningen skulle göra undantag för bibliotek. En 
annan idé är att
skilja på den del av utgivningen som är kommersiell och den som är 
ekonomiskt
ointressant.  och att den senare kategorin skulle vara lättare att göra 
tillgänglig
för alla.

Ett intressant problem är vilken roll KB kommer att spela i framtiden 
för bevarandet
när texterna, bilderna, musiken inte längre i samma utsträckning är 
pappersbunden.

Jag frågade en gång på BIBLIST vem som skulle bevara Carl Bildt's blogg Alla
dessa dagar. Enligt e-pliktsutredningen ska bloggar inte pliktlevereras.

Forna tiders statsmän skrev dagböcker och brev och dessa finns 
tillgängliga på våra
handskriftsavdelningar och är oersättliga nationella tillgångar. Ska vi 
inte klara av
att förvalta för kommande generationer vår tids politiska debatt även om 
den sker
i bloggform? Var är våra visionära handskriftschefer?

http://carlbildt.wordpress.com/
http://www.dik.se/www/dik/web.nsf/dx/100205-Material-pa-internet-ska-pliktlevereras-till-KB


Några svenska länkar om ACTA

http://www.newsmill.se/artikel/2009/03/23/moderat-riksdagsledamot-slopa-acta-och-liberalisera-upphovsratten
http://www.centerpartiet.se/Var-politik/Europaparlamentsval/A-O-med-Europafokus/Lag-och-ratt/Upphovsratt-ACTA-och-Mere-coduit/
http://opassande.se/index.php/2009/11/04/acta-eller-hur-man-stryper-innovation-och-internet-i-ett-svep/
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/pressroom/vansterpartiet/pressrelease/view/laegg-pappren-paa-bordet-om-acta-foerhandlingarna-281924

Klippt ur EDRI-gram newletter Number 8.3, 10 February 2010

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3. ACTA: the hot copyright treaty surrounded by secrecy
============================================================

The secrecy on the closed international agreement on Intellectual Property
issues - ACTA - is making everyone suspicious on the content of the new
treaty, which could contain dangerous legislation for digital civil rights.

After the end of talks on ACTA in Mexico, there was little information on
the actual topics discussed and issues to be adopted. Some countries
just qualified the discussions as "productive", while others such as New
Zealand and Sweden left more information out, such as the fact that the
talks included debates on anti-circumvention legislation or that the
Europeans are pushing for an extension to patents of ACTA, besides 
copyright
and trademark that are already covered.

In the meantime, the number of concerned voices within the European
Parliament continues to grow. MEP Alex Voss (DE, PPE) from Germany asked on
the ACTA impact on Amendment 138 as it was adopted in the Telecom package,
a topic reiterated by MEP Christian Engstrom (SWE, Greens).

Other MEPs are also using their websites in order to express their concerns
on the new international treaty. The French MEP Francoise Castex is asking
why the European Commission does not share the text of the ACTA with the
European Parliament and what would be the role of ISPs in the new treaty.
And the Finnish MEP Heidi Hautala is raising a similar point, explaining
that after the new Lisbon treaty the European Parliament needs to be
informed in all stages about all the international treaty that the European
Union is negotiating.

The European Commission (EC) is trying to minimize the concerns. In a
declaration to EurActiv, an EC official, that declined to be named due to a
non-disclosure agreement, considered "media reports were oversimplifying
the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)".

In an answer to one of the MEPs question, EC also declined any infringement
of human rights through the present treaty:
"The Commission can inform the Honourable Member that the
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be in line with the body of
EU legislation, which fully respects fundamental rights and freedoms and
civil liberties, such as the protection of personal data. This includes the
Intellectual Property Rights' relevant aspects of the Telecoms package.

ACTA should not contain measures restricting end-users' access to the
internet that would not be appropriate, proportionate and necessary 
within a
democratic society and without a prior, fair and impartial procedure."

According to official information, the next meeting would be hosted by New
Zealand in April 2010 and the treaty could be concluded by the end of 2010,
but leaked information from Australia lead to the impression that the
negotiations could be continued also in 2011.

Michael Geist on ACTA
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?option=com_tags&task=view&tag=acta&Itemid=408 


Answer given by Mrs Ferrero-Waldner on behalf of the Commission (4.2.2010)
http://bit.ly/bylROI

What Really Happened At the ACTA Talks in Mexico? (2.02.2010)
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4755/125/

Pressure mounts on EU to come clean on ACTA (5.02.2010)
http://www.iptegrity.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=464&Itemid=9 


Brussels denies rumours of secret anti-piracy treaty (4.02.2010)
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/brussels-denies-rumours-secret-anti-piracy-treaty 


ACTA negotiations surrounded by secrecy (only in Finnish, 15.01.2010)
http://www.vihreat.fi/node/4770

ACTA : Françoise Castex asks the Commission (only in French, 5.02.2010)
http://www.francoisecastex.org/2010/02/acta-francoise-castex-demande-des-comptes-a-la-commission.html# 


EDRi-gram: New round of negotiations on ACTA: EU position (27.01.2010)
http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number8.2/acta-new-round-eu-position

Jan

-- 
De åsikter som framförs här är mina personliga 
och inte ett uttryck för Göteborgs universitets-
biblioteks hållning


Opinions expressed here are my own and not
those of the Gothenburg University Library 



Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 7861164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
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