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    Assessing ACTA: Video of My Talk at the European Parliament

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    Friday March 02, 2012
    Yesterday I appeared at the European Parliament's INTA Workshop on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  I have written a commissioned report for the committee on ACTA that should be released in a few weeks. In the meantime, my prepared remarks provide a good overview of the main arguments and this video provides a quick ten minute presentation on why ACTA's harms outweigh its benefits. 


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    European Commission Refers ACTA to the European Court of Justice

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    Wednesday February 22, 2012
    The European Commission, which has been a staunch supporter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, today announced that it is referring ACTA to the European Court of Justice to determine whether ACTA is incompatible - in any way - with the EU's fundamental rights and freedoms. While the move may mean European delay of ACTA ratification, it comes as a growing number of countries and European Parliament members signal their willingness to vote against the agreement.
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    Tens of Thousands Protest Against ACTA in Europe On the Weekend

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    Monday February 13, 2012
    Tens of thousands took to the streets over the weekend to protest against ACTA. Notable video and photos include Sofia, Bulgaria, Dresden, Germany, and Dusseldorf, Germany.
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    Latvia Freezes ACTA Ratification, Germany Won't Sign For Now

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    Friday February 10, 2012
    Latvia has become the latest European country to freeze ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and Germany has said it will await the European Parliament vote before deciding whether to sign the agreement. The moves comes as the mainstream media takes increasing notice of the ACTA protests (coverage from the Economist here) and continent-wide protests are planned for Saturday.
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