Erik Frank Andersen, Jonas P. Bluhme, Klaus E. Lundstrøm, Kristoffer Heide-Winther & Mikael L. O. Schiffmann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


ACTA (Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement (multinational treaty) that focuses on gaining some international standards regarding the enforcement of the intellectual property rights, and fighting more effective against counterfeiting and piracy. So basically the treaty covers three areas: Better legal framework, better enforcement of the law and improving the international cooperation. In October 2007, Canada proclaimed that it would enter a discussion, regarding an agreement focusing on Anti-Counterfeiting, that would eventually end up with an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement(ACTA). We’ve been wondering how the ACTA convention would affect our society if it gets voted through in the EU. And we’re very curious as to how it’s going to affect people's use of the internet and/or if people will notice the ACTA treaty affecting their everyday life, and in which scale. We have also wondering what will happen if the ACTA treaty will get neglected by the EU parliament. Are there going to be another similar treaty discussed and/or established in a couple of years, or what are the future possibilities regarding protection of intellectual property rights? Another curiosity we came across was the fact that there has been all kinds of “cover ups” concerning the negotiations about ACTA agreement, in the media and on the internet. We are curious as to why this is. An example is the english, spanish and french versions of the ACTA text document was finished in 2011. That is very far into the development of the treaty, compared to the fact that the treaty negotiations started in 2007. Another focus point in our project is gathering data through interviews with persons who each represents a group with different points of view on ACTA. In this report we have been interviewing two different operators, with different opinions, regarding the ACTA agreement. We have interviewed the vice president of the danish grass-root movement “Piratpartiet”, Jeppe Winther, who is a very dedicated opponent of ACTA. We also interviewed Socialistisk Folkeparti’s former IT spokesman Hanne Agersnap, who was participating in the conversion of the ACTA treaty, so that it became more adaptive to the real problems and needs of the countries. Furthermore we have been gathering and analysing information(press releases etc.) regarding the opinion of two liberal parties from Denmark: Venstre and partly Liberal Alliance and Rettighedsalliancen as to where they stand regarding the circumstances of ACTA. We are going to conduct a comparative analysis involving the differences of positions of the two political parties, and then comparing their opinions with other organisations, whilst trying to find the main differences between those (International, 2012.)

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 jun. 2012
VejledereMads Rosendahl


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