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The full-text of the ACTA agreement leaked again

The latest full-text of ACTA agreement leaked again on 14 July. The version is dated July 1st 2010 from the Luzern round of negotiations, including the name of the negotiating parties along with their positions.

Available here:

It is interesting that the ACTA always leaks (at least three times in this year). Would it be an intentional strategy of "announcing" the negotiating progress? … Just my guess…

Anyway, as a matter of fact, the leakage would more or less relieve the pressures from those countries who did not involve in the negotiation (India & China?), as well as from the stakeholders in the negotiating countries who are worrying about the privacy and other rights, and provide the public an opportunity to assess whether or not ACTA would cause "trade-distorting effects", which is the major concern at the WTO’s TRIPS council.