If you’ve been around me for any appreciable length of time in the past few weeks, chances are I started ranting about ACTA at some point, with little noticeable provocation. The phrase, “worst thing in the history of ever” might have crossed my lips.
Well, now you too can have ACTA completely ruin your social viability for the next several weeks! Michael Geist (Canadian academic and IP scholar) has posted a clear, complete, and very pretty ACTA Timeline, complete with links to news articles and leaked documents. It goes all the way back to April of 2004, when ACTA was first proposed at the First Global Congress to Combat Counterfeiting in Brussels.