Library Advocate Opposes ACTA Before European Parliament
Stuart Hamilton, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)’s Director of Policy & Advocacy raised concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a stakeholder hearing in the European Parliament on April 11.
“IFLA is gravely concerned by …the potentially chilling effects of targeting intermediaries, and the continuing focus on enforcement at the expense of flexibility”, said Hamilton. “…ACTA will lock us into an approach that is not suitable for now, let alone the future.”
Video of the Complete Stakeholder Hearing is Embedded in the LJ Article. It runs 136 minutes.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.