The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or "ACTA", is a controversial proposal for a trade agreement currently being negotiated by a number of nations.  ACTA addresses standards of enforcement of intellectual property rights.  The content being proposed for ACTA has the potential to impact civil liberties and divert public resources towards the enforcement of private rights.  The negotiation process itself is opaque.  CIPPIC is calling for healthy public debate about both ACTA's content and the appropriateness of an international trade agreement as the venue for these policy decisions.

This F.A.Q. was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council