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ACTA will kill people

Posted on February 26th, 2012 at 11:25 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property -- Write a comment


“Criticism of ACTA has often focused on the harm it will do to the Internet, but that doesn’t address one of the most important issues that ACTA presents: the fact that it will kill sick people in developing countries by denying them access to affordable generic drugs – whilst doing nothing to address the issue of unsafe counterfeit medications,” said Phil Hunt, the UK Pirate Party’s foreign policy spokesman.

“Medecins sans Frontieres have been expressing their concerns ever since the very first drafts of the treaty were leaked, and they have reiterated their concerns at the latest draft, saying that it will have ‘fatal consequences on access to medicines’.”

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