ISPs Exposed in Copyright Treaty, Tech Firms Say

Technology companies and public interest groups are warning that an international trade agreement being drafted could expose Internet access providers, Web search engines and other online businesses to damaging legal risks. The U.S. and nearly a dozen trading partners released the current version of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, after mounting complaints that negotiations have happened behind closed doors. An eighth round of talks was held last week in New Zealand.