[LINK] EU votes down ACTA
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Thu Jul 5 14:27:16 AEST 2012
More recently, however:
On 5/07/12 1:19 PM, Frank O'Connor wrote:
> But haven't our politicians already rolled over to have their bellies rubbed by the US on ACTA?
> In 2010 ... from memory.
> Good to know we're again 'leading the world' and stuck with this turkey, whilst the rest of the world seems to be rejecting it.
> Hopefully the current Parliamentary review will point this out to our 'leaders and decision-makers' ... who just got a another pay rise way above the inflation rate after their 40% kick last year. (And these are the turkeys who even last week couldn't reach a compromise agreement to save lives at sea ... and couldn't hang in there for another week or two to seek a compromise because it would have interfered with their holidays ... if it were me, I'd have penalised them rather than awarding a pay increase.)
> On 04/07/2012, at 10:48 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> EU parliament rejects anti-piracy treaty
>> Published: July 4, 2012 - 9:39PM
>> The European Parliament has overwhelmingly defeated the international
>> ACTA anti-piracy agreement, after fears that it would limit internet
>> freedom mobilised broad opposition across Europe.
>> The vote on Wednesday was 39 in favour, 478 against, with 165 abstentions.
>> A spokesman for the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said
>> it may try again after it obtains a court ruling on whether the
>> agreement violates fundamental EU rights.
>> Supporters said ACTA - the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement - was
>> needed to standardise international laws that protect intellectual
>> property rights.
>> Opponents feared it would lead to censorship and a loss of privacy on
>> the internet.
>> This story was found at:
>> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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