This turned up in something I was reading today. It looks like a way to govern and pass laws without the pesky need to go through Congress. Note the 'secret' bit....like Obama's Healthcare.
This is getting a LOT of international governmental interest...
Legislators Worldwide Asking Questions About ACTA
Friday January 08, 2010
Legislators around the world are demanding more information on the secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. French Deputy Nicolas Dupont-Aignan raised ACTA questions in the National Assembly late last year, expressing concerns about a global three-strikes and you're out approach, increased costs for medicines, and the lack of transparency associated with the process.
Where does the government get the authority to enter into secret treaties bypassing the Senate that can get Americans and America businesses in jail???