The Great IPRED Consultation Fiasco - Open Enterprise: "This flows from the totally biased way the consultation has been framed: it's clearly aimed at holders of intellectual monopolies who want to enforce them more strongly. The idea that the public might have a right to express its views clearly never entered the European Commission's collective head. That the public might - heaven forfend - even be against more punitive punishments for those dreadful "notorious infringers" was clearly inconceivable.
Apparently, I'm not the only one who finds the IPRED consultation awful; for example, Monica Horten calls it "seriously problematic" - a rather restrained comment, I think." 'via Blog this'