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ACTA Your Age, Not Your Shoe Size

Canada has given us our first glimpse into what ACTA is. Counterfeiting is only part of the equation. The other part is to avoid the gridlock of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

In other words, ACTA is an attempt to do an end run around an international standards body.

No, this is not rebellion against a bloated bureaucracy. All major countries involved in the counterfeiting business, either supply side (China and Russia) or receiving side (many African countries that can't afford the prices of designer drugs) have been excluded from the negotiations.

Read into that what you will.

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