The Harper government's hopes of including elements of the controversial Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a trade agreement with Europe could be in danger.
is an international treaty signed by Ottawa, part of it's strategy to convince companies -- and the United States-- that it is serious about stamping out counterfeiting
. It has already passed changes to the Copyright Act to make it conform to ACTA.
As international resistance to ACTA-like provisions grows, one has to wonder what the reaction of the U.S. will be. A number of powerful IT American companies, like Microsoft and Apple, have been trying to stamp out counterfeiting for years. If ACTA fails, what will replace it?