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ACTA Vote Is Back On It’s been a while since we’ve heard about any movement on ACTA, but it looks like things are changing once again. The citizen’s advocacy group, La Quadrature Du Net , released the news that the European Parliament (EP) INTA committee has decided to continue with the original June vote, instead of submitting ACTA to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for legal review. It seems that the MEPs have finally realized that the Internet isn’t going away or forgetting about this agreement, no matter what public assurances the EP has tried to release to gain control of the conversation. As depicted by the EP in this infographic , though they tried to document the process for clarity, there is one glaringly significant absence of a public discourse to ensure transparency of the agreement process. ACTA process through the EU Parliament Technology writer Glyn Moody has also helped point us to the list of INTA MEPs contact information and some talking points for those who want their voices heard.
SOPA/Blackoutpage Thank you. The Wikipedia blackout is over — and you have spoken. More than 162 million people saw our message asking if you could imagine a world without free knowledge. You said no. You shut down Congress’s switchboards. You melted their servers. For us, this is not about money. Our mission is to empower and engage people to document the sum of all human knowledge, and to make it available to all humanity, in perpetuity. SOPA and PIPA are not dead: they are waiting in the shadows. We’re turning the lights back on. El sistema operativo GNU ACTA Update XI Although I've not written about ACTA here for a few weeks, things are still bubbling away in Brussels. Here's a good summary of what's going on from La Quadrature du Net, probably the best source of information on ACTA: Since early March, the British rapporteur for ACTA, David Martin, has been pushing the EU Commission’s strategy: delaying the final vote of the EU Parliament on ACTA to avoid its rejection. While the Commission's referral of ACTA to the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) is about to be finalized, Mr. Similarly, David Martin is proposing to replace the Parliament's report - which would guide the vote - by a useless "interim report", in order to avoid taking any strong political position and recommending a vote against ACTA. MEPs must reject these cheap political tricks and instead work toward a strong, politically binding report, and toward the rejection of ACTA. Monday, March 26th : Coordinators of the INTA committee meet to decide whether to put ECJ referral to vote
Europe Rises Up Against ACTA Widespread Protests Are Starting to Turn the Tide Against Anti-Democratic Bill The widespread protests against the anti-democracy bill ACTA by the Polish people have forced Poland’s prime minister to stall – or perhaps even back out – of the treaty. As TechDirt notes: Following the growing protests about ACTA in Europe, as well as signs of US meddling, Poland’s prime minister is making it clear that Poland will not ratify ACTA for the time being, leading to speculation that the EU may not actually join ACTA. Tusk’s backtracking could spell the end of ACTA for the entire European Union. The Slovenian ambassador to Japan has apologized to her country and her children for signing ACTA, saying she signed it because her government told her to, and “out of civic carelessness” in not bothering to understand what ACTA meant before signing it. Bulgarian and Polish MPs wore Guy Fawkes masks to protest ACTA. Indeed, even the elderly are wearing Guy Fawkes masks in protest of ACTA:
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