Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow: End the Secrecy Over Changes to Copyright Rules

Online activist Doctorow to discuss changes to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in online chat session on Friday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. ET

Feb 25, 2010

Blogger and online activist Cory Doctorow will be chatting online on Internet Evolution this Friday, February 26, about the secret negotiations to copyright changes and why this undemocratic practice should end immediately.

Doctorow, Editor of Boing Boing, will be chatting about the recently concluded meetings in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the world's nations worked in secrecy to conclude a draft of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - the implications of which could vastly affect the way we use the Web.

The editors of Internet Evolution will be chatting live online with Doctorow this Friday, February 26, at 11 a.m. ET:

"As Doctorow points out, the next round of ACTA negotiations is in New Zealand in April, and activists are already gearing up for a fight," said Terry Sweeney, Editor-in-Chief of Internet Evolution. "We agree that all users of the Internet should acquaint themselves with the big changes being considered here and get more involved either directly or through their elected representatives."

To learn more about the secret ACTA negotiations - including some information that has leaked out - check out Doctorow's latest report, "Copyright Undercover: ACTA & the Web" (

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