The Copyright Treaty That Won't Die

Friday, August 03, 2012

Transcript

Over the past few years, a global pact meant to curb online piracy and the trade of counterfeit goods called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been negotiated in secret. After popular outcry it seems ACTA may not materialize. While 9 countries and 22 European Union member states have signed on, none have ratified it, and last month, the EU parliament roundly rejected it. Brooke asks Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain if ACTA is actually dead.

Guests:

Jonathan Zittrain

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [2]

david lowery from richmond va

ignorant. It used to be the general tone at NPR was "we are on the side of the little guy against the big corporations" Now apparently B Gladsone et al is on the side of some of the richest and most corrupt corporations in the world

if you weaken or eliminate copyright you end up empowering large corporations (like google/youtube) to exploit individuals works, books, songs etc without any compensation. Have you really thought this through?

Intellectuals in this country rightfully vilified folks like morris levy for ripping off pioneering songwriters and artists and paying them little. now intellectuals seem to delight in making it easier for large corporations to rip off songwriters and artists. disgusting.

Aug. 05 2012 09:54 PM
Steve Worona from Montpelier, VT

Excellent segment. But for future reference, Brooke said it was SOPA in the Senate and PIPA in the House. That's backwards.

Aug. 04 2012 09:16 PM

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