This comment argues against the adoption of the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Specifically, that the ACTA provision establishing “[p]rocedures enabling right holders who have given effective notification of a claimed infringement to expeditiously obtain information identifying the alleged infringer” should not extend the current subpoena provisions of 17 USC § 512(h) to encompass p2p networks. The Comment discusses the current U.S. law and cases, why the rights holders want the ACTA Agreeement and argues why the ACTA agreement should not be adopted.
Colin E. Shanahan,
ACTA Fool or: How Rights Holders Learned to Stop Worrying and Love 512’s Subpoena Provisions,
15 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 465
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol15/iss2/7