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EU Commissioner: ACTA Effectively Dead

EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke at a Berlin conference and acknowledged what has become increasingly apparent: ACTA is going to be defeated by the European Parliament. Kroes stated: We have recently seen how many thousands of people are willing to protest against rules which they see as constraining the openness […]

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May 7, 2012 3 comments Must Reads

European Data Protection Supervisor Slams ACTA on Privacy Grounds

The European Data Protection Supervisor has issued a new opinion on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, expressing serious concerns about the impact of the agreement on privacy and data protection (a prior opinion was released in 2010). The EDPS states:

Many of the measures that could be implemented in the context of Articles 27(3) and 27(4) of ACTA would involve a form of monitoring of individuals’ use of the Internet, whether by detecting actual IP rights infringements or by trying to prevent any future infringements. In many cases, the monitoring would be carried out by right holders or right holders’ associations and third parties acting on their behalf, although they often seek to delegate such task to ISPs.

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April 25, 2012 1 comment News

European Parliament INTA Committee Draft ACTA Recommendation

The draft recommendation from the European Parliament INTA committee on ACTA has been posted online, confirming the committee “declines to consent to conclusion of the agreement.”

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April 17, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Socialists & Democrats Group at European Parliament to Reject ACTA

The Socialists and Democrats Group at the European Parliament, the second largest bloc of MEPs, has announced that it plans vote against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, yet another indication that ACTA is likely to be defeated later this spring at the EP.

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April 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

European Parliament Committee Rejects ACTA Delay as MEPs Seek to “Bury” the Agreement

The European Parliament’s INTA Committee yesterday soundly rejected a proposal to refer the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to the European Court of Justice for review. ACTA critics viewed the proposal as a delay tactic designed with the hope that public opposition to the agreement would subside in the year or two […]

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March 28, 2012 8 comments News