To my immense shame, I haven’t had the time lately to follow up on the status of ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
ACTA is in a multi-national agreement – a treaty, basically – about how to handle counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet. In that way, it is very similar to the US SOPA/PIPA bills … and it suffers from many of the same problems.
ACTA is currently being discussed by the European Union nations. The US already signed the agreement – last October.
I’m sorry I don’t have time to post more. But if you have the chance, please spend a little time today learning more about ACTA. One of the resources I found to get started is at: http://www.stopacta.info/