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Wikileaks: Leaked cables reveal Italian 301 anger

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

The leaked cables about the ACTA negotiating process published by WikiLeaks also reveal the anger of the Italian government at its negative write up in the USTR’s 2008 Special 301 report

The Special 301 Report is an annual report produced by the Office of the US Trade Representative that places countries with poor IP enforcement regimes on a Priority Watch List or a Watch List.

The USTR's 2008 Special 301 Report placed Italy on the Watch List along with countries such as Algeria, Belarus and Vietnam and complained that Italy "maintains one of the highest overall...

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