A US pressure group for freedom of speech on the Internet is urging the US to withdraw from the high level talks taking place in Geneva, to develop intellectual property laws for the Internet.
The group, called Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said US delegates should withdraw from the meeting until the proposed treaties have been debated in the US. EFF claims the treaties will constrict the use of the Net and undermine US copyright law.
In Geneva, the UN agency, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, is thrashing out rules for copying and storing electronic data.
The EFF has warned that Internet and online service providers could be responsible for copyright infringement by users of their networks and claims the treaties inhibit the ?fair use? rights found in current US copyright laws.
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