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EP Legal Service Issues Opinion On Release of ACTA Docs to EP

The European Parliament Legal Service has issued a legal opinion on the disclosure of ACTA documents to the European Parliament.  It concludes that persistent failure to do so could lead to legal action.

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June 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling on Canada To Support Moving ACTA to WIPO

With the Canada – European Union summit underway this week, the European Parliament has just passed a resolution that calls on Canada to support even greater ACTA transparency and to shift the negotiations to an international organization such as WIPO.  The full paragraph within the resolution states that the European […]

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May 6, 2010 10 comments News

European Parliament ACTA Resolution Passes Overwhelmingly, Threatens Possible Court Action

The European Parliament today overwhelming approved a resolution on ACTA calling for transparency and raising concerns about substantive elements in the treaty such as the prospect of three strikes and personal border searches.  The final vote was 633 in favour, 13 against, and 16 abstentions.  The final approved text raises […]

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March 10, 2010 9 comments News

Joint European Parliament ACTA Transparency Resolution Tabled, Vote on Wednesday

A joint resolution on Transparency and State of Play of ACTA negotiations from virtually all party groups in the European Parliament was tabled earlier today.  It will debated tonight and faces a vote on Wednesday.  If approved, the resolution marks a major development in the fight over ACTA transparency.  It calls for public access to negotiation texts and rules out further confidential negotiations.  Moreover, the EP wants a ban on imposing a three-strikes model, assurances that ACTA will not result in personal searchers at the border, and an ACTA impact assessment on fundamental rights and data protection.  The full resolution:

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March 9, 2010 22 comments News

European Parliament Votes Against ISP “Graduated Response”

Otherwise known as the "three strikes and you're out" approach.  Details here, here, and here.

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April 11, 2008 1 comment Must Reads