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<nettime> US/Morocco agreement on ISP liablity

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From: James Love <james.love@cptech.org>
To: random-bits@lists.essential.org
Subject: [Random-bits] US/Morocco agreement on ISP liablity
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:27:11 -0400

The USTR just released this sider letter on ISP liability, as part of 
its US/Morocco FTA.  With regarding to the whole IPR chapter, George 
Bush also has this to say on July 15:  "This Agreement has some of the 
strongest intellectual property protections ever contained in a U.S. 
trade agreement with a developing country."   jamie

Here is the USTR side letter on ISPs....


Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2004
The Honorable Robert B. Zoellick
United States Trade Representative
Dear Ambassador Zoellick:

I have the honor to confirm the following understanding reached between 
the delegations of the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of 
America in the course of negotiations regarding Article 15.11.28 
(Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights) of the Free Trade 
Agreement between our Governments signed this day:

In meeting the obligations of Article 15.11.28 (ix), the United States 
shall apply the pertinent provisions of its law1 and Morocco shall adopt 
requirements for: (a) effective written notice to service providers with 
respect to materials that are claimed to be infringing, and (b) 
effective written counter-notification by those whose material is 
removed or disabled and who claim that it was disabled through mistake 
or misidentification, as set forth in this letter. Effective written 
notice means notice that substantially complies with the elements listed 
in section (a) of this letter, and effective written 
counter-notification means counter-notification that substantially 
complies with the elements listed in section (b) of this letter.


James Love, Director, Consumer Project on Technology
http://www.cptech.org, mailto:james.love@cptech.org
tel. +1.202.387.8030, mobile +1.202.361.3040

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