Recent blog posts at A2Knetwork.org
- As you know, negotiations over the notorious ACTA treaty are now underway in Guadalajara, Mexico. Our Mexican member Colectivo Ecologista Jalisco was at the door of the meeting room earlier this week, and will have a report for us soon. Meanwhile, you can add your organisation's name to a joint statement calling for transparency in the ACTA negotiation process, which is the current top story at A2Knetwork.org.
- Edouard Barreiro from our French member UFC Que Choisir has posted an important story about the European Commission's remedy for the hegemony of one multinational software company in the Web browser marketplace: the introduction of a brower ballot screen. He would like to see other countries drawing from the European Commission's experience. If you agree, you can post a comment to this story at A2Knetwork.org, or email Edouard through the site.
- Now highlighted on the main CI site also, last week we responded on our blog within hours of the US announcement on Internet freedoms delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Whilst supporting the US administration's support for access to knowledge and information online, including access to the Internet, we cautioned that governments alone cannot be entrusted with the task of upholding consumers' rights and interests online - and that neither should we rely on benevolent private companies to do so.
I hope that those who haven't come across the above stories until now, might check them out at A2Knetwork.org. Please also feel free to utilise that site to post stories about your own news and activities about intellectual property and communication issues for consumers.
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