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I noticed a few mistakes in this article:
First, ACTA is not the new SOPA/PIPA. ACTA and SOPA/PIPA are actually pretty different. ACTA is a trade agreement that sets up an international framework. Thus, it is non-specific and subject to interpretation by different countries, that is the US might interpret it differently than Great Britain. Conversely, SOPA and PIPA are draft bills under the US legal code and would give instructions to US law enforcers, administrative and judicial bodies.
Second, ACTA Actually Doesn’t Tie Congress’s Hands. Congress doesn’t need to pass a new law to implement ACTA. The implementation would rely on existing law in the US: such as: U.S. the Copyright Act of 1976; the Lanham Act; and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Lastly, ACTA was not planned in secret. The partners involved in ACTA announced publicly they had started preliminary discussions on ACTA in 2007. Media coverage emerged as early as 2008.
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