Polish premier stops ratification of internet anti-piracy treaty

February 3, 2012

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk stopped the ratification of an internet anti-piracy treaty on Friday and said more analysis was needed of the treaty, which had sparked nationwide protests.

Tusk said that internet activists had been underrepresented at government meetings on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and that the consultations had been dominated by copyright owners.

‘Consultations on ACTA were incomplete. … this all needs to be discussed on a higher level than up until now,’ Tusk said. It could not be ‘ruled out’ that Poland would not ultimately pass ACTA, Tusk said.

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