Most of the EU member states have signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, but opponents are urging citizens to lobby European Parliament members not to give their approval.
Two senators who strongly support intellectual property protections are concerned over that an anti-counterfeiting treaty under negotiation goes too far.
Officials use Washington event to allay concerns over new, multilateral anti-counterfeiting agreement that has privacy advocates and companies like Google concerned.
Lawyer says Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is "something that has grown in the shadows, Gollum-like" and will affect Net users.
Secret negotiations over a once-obscure draft treaty called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement prompted an unusual rebuke from the European Parliament.
EU's executive arm vows to make sure a global anti-counterfeiting treaty won't force countries to disconnect people for illegally downloading copyrighted content.
After receiving complaints about the lack of transparency in negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, the Obama administration is releasing a summary of the proposed treaty.
After years of political skirmishing, a previously secret draft of digital copyright treaty has been made public. It encourages broadband providers to disable access to infringing Web sites.
Weeks after President Obama said his administration would be open and transparent, it claims that a copyright treaty under consideration is "classified in the interest of national security."
The European Parliament's trade committee rejects ACTA, saying the legislation is too vague, and its opinions carry a good deal of weight with the larger governing body.