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Submission + - US Lawmaker Opens up ACTA to Online Comments (pcworld.com)

WhyNotAskMe writes: "Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, posted ACTA on his Keepthewebopen.com site Tuesday. Even though the U.S. and seven other countries signed the agreement in October, the public needs to be included in the debate as President Barack Obama's administration begins to implement ACTA, Issa said.

Issa criticized the agreement, saying most negotiations were in secret. The deal appears to violate Congress' authority to make policy affecting U.S. trade and intellectual property law, he added. "ACTA appears to be an unconstitutional power grab started by President George W. Bush and completed by President Barack Obama."

Gee — President Obama seemed to be such a nice guy. Then he sold out to the entertainment lobbies. "Yes we can — bypass Congress and impose a treaty developed by the MPAA on the whole world". Now that's optimism!"

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