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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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.
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.”
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.
David Martin, the ACTA rapporteur at the European Parliament, has published an op-ed expressing skepticism about the agreement’s effectiveness, noting “so far there is little evidence that it will have the intended effect. Indeed several non-signatories have stressed their opposition to the agreement.”