IFLA and EBLIDA statement on ACTA

Professional bodies call for MEPs to reject ACTA.

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and EBLIDA (the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) have released a joint statement calling on MEPs to reject ACTA.

The European Parliament is scheduled to vote on ACTA (Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement) today (4th July 2012).  The statement reiterates the library communities concerns that ACTA essentially bypasses the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).  The statement calls for MEPs to 'reject a continuing legislative focus on copyright enforcement at the expense of flexibility'.

The full joint statement is published here.