ACTA's Abandoned Third-Party Liability Provisions and What They Mean for the Future

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Morris, Michael R.

Publikationsinformationen

Erscheinungsdatum: 1. September 2010
2010
Washington, DC
American University Washington College of Law
PIJIP Research Paper
10
10 Seiten
Berichte/Gutachten
Englisch

Abstract

Abstract:

One of the most controversial aspects of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was its requirement that signatories adopt a system of secondary liability akin to that which has developed in American law, but without the protections that have been carved out by statute and court. This white paper examines and explains the concept of secondary liability; the controversy surrounding its incorporation into ACTA; its exclusion from the ACTA draft leaked in August 2010, and the future of secondary liability expansion