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By Monica Horten

While millions marched via ice and snow opposed to a copyright treaty, their cries at no cost speech on the net shot to the guts of the ecu Union and compelled a political U-turn. The potent leisure industries may perhaps simply stare in dismay, their back-room plans in tatters.

This hugely unique research of 3 makes an attempt to usher in new legislation to safeguard copyright on the web - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the electronic financial system Act - investigates the dance of impact among lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry in their arguments. Copyright specialist Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways in which lobbyists contrived to avoid democratic method and convince politicians to take in their reason in implementing an American company time table. In doing so, she argues the case for better transparency in copyright policy-making.

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