United Kingdom delegation thinks transparency is key to ACTA negotiations

The United Kingdom’s delegation to the negotiations on ACTA, the secret copyright “treaty” being hammered out behind closed doors made this statement recently on what is, essentially, a European FOIA request for access to parts of the agreement:

More broadly with respect to ACTA the UK considers that transparency is crucial to ensure the legitimacy of the agreement and to stop the spread of rumours. We believe that the lack of transparency is unhelpful and do not believe that it is in the public interest.

The full response is below. It comes from the blog of the person who submitted the request.

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I should note that one of the topics I want to start learning more about is ACTA. Bear with me while I dip my toes into this already deep pool.