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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 20 comments News

EU Commission Says Little on ACTA at European Parliament Hearing covers today's European Parliament Trade Committee hearing on ACTA, where European Commission officials did little to alleviate the concerns of Members of the European Parliament.

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February 23, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

European Parliamentarians Seek More Info on ACTA

Representatives from all European Parliament groups have written to the Eurpean commission seeking more information on ACTA.  Questioners include Carl Schlyter (Greens / EFA), Eva Lichtenberger (Greens / EFA), Christian Engström (Greens / EFA), Niccolo Rinaldi (ALDE), Daniel Caspary (EPP), Syed Kamall (ECR), David Martin (S & D), Helmut Scholz […]

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February 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

French MEP Demands ACTA Transparency

Add French Member of the European Parliament Françoise Castex to the list of elected officials around the world demanding greater ACTA transparency.

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February 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled News