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Russia: Intellectual Property Rights as NGO Prosecution Tool?

Rebecca MacKinnon calls for revising software copyright policy following the story in Irkutsk, where local authorities used the excuse of struggling against illegal software to confiscate local NGO's computers. Irkutsk case represents a wider problem of using intellectual property protection as a justification for prosecution of human rights activists all over the world which might increase after ratification of the controversial  Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

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