Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, commonly known as ACTA, is a plurilateral agreement designed to establish international standards on enforcement of intellectual property rights. Originally signed by USA, Japan, Australia, Canada, Morocco, South Korea, New Zealand and Singapore, the ACTA was recently signed by European Union and 22 of its member states as well. Characterized as a duplicate of SOPA and PIPA, the current anti-piracy treaty is strongly criticized across the world, due to its shady negotiations led between signatory states and its impact on both online liberty and the freedom of expression. Learn more about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, its history and text content in this book.