January 23, 2022

Library Advocate Opposes ACTA Before European Parliament

From a Library Journal Article by Meredith Schwartz:

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.

Read the Complete Article

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.