EP Question on ACTA
24/08/2010 by arebentisch
|17 August 2010
|Question for written answer
to the Commission
Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska (PPE)
|The views expressed on the negotiations being conducted by the Commission regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) often stress the high degree of secrecy surrounding the talks. Bearing in mind the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union requiring the European Parliament to be kept informed of any discussions conducted by the Commission in the context of its powers under Title V of that Treaty, and in the light of the written questions previously tabled:
||Will the Commission initiate a dialogue with the European Parliament on the question of ACTA and, if so, when?
||Does it consider that the conclusion of an agreement between the EU and ACTA should replace the agreement concluded between the European Union and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) under the WIPO Copyright Treaty adopted in Geneva in 1996?
||On the basis of the negotiations so far conducted, can it be assumed that under the terms of the agreement with ACTA, Internet access and similar service providers will be required to disclose the identity of users to copyright holders?
||How will the substance and legal effects of any agreement fit in with European information society policy?