In October 2007, the United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada, and a handful of other countries simultaneously announced ambitious plans to negotiate a new intellectual property treaty called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The negotiating process has operated largely below the public radar screen since its inception, yet each round of talks brings closer an agreement that could have a dramatic effect on laws worldwide. The ACTA Watch site pulls together documents, analysis, videos, and other materials related to the draft agreement. Suggestions for additional content welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.