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The 39 MEPs That Voted For ACTA

Court Of Human Rights: Convictions For File-Sharing Violate Human Rights The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the copyright monopoly stands in direct conflict with fundamental Human Rights, as defined in the European Union and elsewhere. This means that as of today, nobody sharing culture in the EU may be convicted just for breaking the copyright monopoly law; the bar for convicting was raised considerably. This can be expected to have far-reaching implications, not just judicially, but in confirming that the copyright monopoly stands at odds with human rights. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is no dismissible small player. Therefore, the copyright monopoly as such – which is ordinary law in European states – was just defined as taking a back seat to the constitutional right to share and seek culture and knowledge, as defined in the European Convention on Human Rights, article 10: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. However, this verdict doesn’t mean that people sharing culture can never be convicted.

Goodbye ACTA! Lessons from the ACTA battles and opening up new fronts 4 Jul Today in Strasbourg a massive majority of the European Parliament voted to reject ACTA It is the first time the European Parliament has rejected an international treaty already signed by the European Commission (and by 22 of 27 EU member states). The power of the EU´s legislative branch has been clearly reinforced. This time the Parliament has not been the usual rubber-stamp for questionable EU trade proposals. Of even greater importance, European civil society has emerged as a very powerful actor that can no longer be dispatched by EU institutions with the traditional “participate a little, then we´ll decide with our industry buddies.” “Business as usual” has been disrupted by the ACTA affair for many reasons. Transparency: the fight for transparency was a pivotal way of exposing EU officials who consistently hid documents, negotiated behind closed doors and gave preferential access to inside information to large industries. New fronts:

How Europe's Fight with Google Over Privacy Ignores Real Privacy Last week the governments of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom fired a warning shot at Google and it appears they're reloading the gun with real ammunition. This past December, about a year after the Internet behemoth announced a new privacy policy, a working group of representatives from these countries called the policy grossly abusive of people's privacy and said Google had four months to bring itself into compliance with European law. Google dismissed the ultimatum: "Our privacy policy," it said, "respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services." The European countries response was that they will take actions, based on their national laws and in coodination with each other, by the Fall. These government/corporation tiffs are frequent and their rhetorical fire normally turns into quickly dissipated smoke. This one could be different. But there's something deeper here that transcends this conflict.

Acta massivement rejeté par les eurodéputés... sauf ceux de l'UMP Sans grande surprise, compte tenu des positions défavorables des différentes commissions parlementaires, l'Accord commercial anti-contrefaçon (Acta) a été repoussé à une très large majorité, mercredi 4 juillet, par le Parlement européen réuni en séance plénière. 478 eurodéputés ont voté contre, seulement 39 pour et 165 se sont abstenus. Peu après le vote, Jérémie Zimmermann, cofondateur de l'association de défense des droits des internautes La Quadrature du Net, notait sur Twitter que «la moitié des votes en faveur de Acta viennent des eurodéputés (sarkozystes) français! La France est définitivement le pays des talibans du copyright». Effectivement, l’examen du détail des votes, disponible sur le site du Parlement européen, est révélateur. Sur les 39 députés pro-Acta, 33 viennent du groupe PPE, la droite européenne. Elle a évidemment voté contre le texte mercredi, de même qu'une autre ex-candidate à la présidentielle, Marine Le Pen. publicité Devenez fan sur , suivez-nous sur

Rejet d’Acta : le plébiscite de l’UMP, la retenue de Fleur, le silence d’Aurélie Hier, 478 eurodéputés ont voté contre ACTA. 165 se sont abstenus, mais 39 ont voté pour. Après cette baffe magistrale, on dispose désormais du scrutin intégral. Conclusion : la France et l’UMP sont surreprésentés parmi les « pour ». Sur les 39 eurodéputés qui ont voté en faveur d’ACTA, 21 sont français, soit plus de la moitié. Dominique VLASTO Brice HORTEFEUX Françoise GROSSETÊTE Jean-Paul GAUZÈS Marielle GALLO Rachida DATI (MàJ : la député s'est en fait abstenue)Michel DANTINAlain CADECNora BERRAPhilippe JUVINAlain LAMASSOUREAgnès LE BRUNMarie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMIDJean ROATTADominique RIQUETFranck PROUSTMaurice PONGAElisabeth MORIN-CHARTIERVéronique MATHIEUConstance LE GRIPJean-Pierre AUDY Tous sont PPE (Parti populaire européen). En effet, si on analyse cette fois par Pays, la France a bien le maillot jaune. Source : VoteWatch.eu On appréciera cette carte éditée par le Memopol de la Quadrature du Net. Les réactions d'Aurélie Filippetti et de Fleur Pellerin ?

Computer Fraud And Abuse Act 2013: New CFAA Draft Aims To Expand, Not Reform, The ‘Worst Law In Technology’ “The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is the most outrageous criminal law you’ve never heard of,” Tim Wu, a Columbia law professor and pioneer of network neutrality, wrote in the New Yorker. “It bans ‘unauthorized access’ of computers, but no one really knows what those words mean.” Despite the enormous reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as it currently stands – it was the same law used by prosecutors to torment late Internet activist Aaron Swartz prior to his suicide on Jan. 11 -- the House Judiciary Committee has actually proposed a number of expansions to the law in a new draft, which Tech Dirt says will be “rushed” to Congress during its “cyber week” in the middle of April. You can read the proposed Computer Fraud and Abuse Act draft in its entirety here. Among many additions, the new CFAA draft expands the number of ways a person could be prosecuted by punishing anyone who “conspires to commit” violations just like those that have already “completed” the offense.

ACTA : Victoire totale pour les citoyens et la démocratie ! Strasbourg, 4 juillet 2012 – Le Parlement européen a rejeté ACTA1 par une large majorité, le détruisant définitivement. Ce rejet constitue une victoire majeure pour la multitude de citoyens et d'organisations connectés qui ont travaillé dur pendant plusieurs années, mais aussi un espoir d'ampleur globale pour une meilleure démocratie. Sur les ruines d'ACTA, nous devons désormais bâtir une réforme positive du droit d'auteur, qui devra prendre en compte nos droits plutôt que les combattre. La victoire contre ACTA doit retentir comme un avertissement pour les législateurs : les libertés fondamentales et l'Internet libre et ouvert doivent prévaloir sur les intérêts privés. Les citoyens de l'Internet et du monde entier ont gagné ! Par 478 voix contre 392 lors du vote final, les membres du Parlement européen ont tué ACTA une fois pour toutes. 1.

ACTA : sur les 39 députés qui ont voté pour, 21 sont Français Lors d'un vote historique au Parlement européen, les eurodéputés ont très clairement rejeté l'accord commercial anti-contrefaçon et infligé un sévère camouflet à la politique de la Commission européenne, qui s'était fortement impliquée en faveur du projet. "ACTA est la plus grande défaite législative jamais subie par la Commission au Parlement", a même lâché David Martin, rapporteur du texte. Quelques irréductibles se sont néanmoins démarqués de leurs collègues en votant en faveur de l'accord commercial anti-contrefaçon. Le site Active Politic a produit une liste des eurodéputés pro-ACTA, en se basant sur les données récoltées par le site Vote Watch. Sur les 39 députés européens ayant voté pour le texte, 21 sont Français, dont 17 proviennent des rangs de l'UMP. Voici la liste des élus reproduite in extenso : Est-ce vraiment surprenant de retrouver tant de Français parmi les partisans d'ACTA ?

US Trade Office Calls ACTA Back From the Dead and Canada Complies Major announcements from the US and Canada today give a clear indication that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is coming back with a vengeance. ACTA is an agreement negotiated and signed by 11 countries, carrying intellectual property (IP) provisions that would negatively impact digital rights and innovation by ratcheting up IP enforcement measures beyond existing international standards. It will not take effect until six countries ratify the agreement, and Japan is so far the only country to have done so. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) posted its 2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Trade Policy Report, which covers all of its ongoing negotiations over trade agreements. Canada did not miss a beat to satisfy this demand. As we’ve seen in the US, this power has often been abused.

ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote Today at 12:56 CET, the European Parliament decided whether ACTA would be ultimately rejected or whether it would drag on into uncertainty. In a 478 to 39 vote, the Parliament decided to reject ACTA once and for all. This means that the deceptive treaty is now dead globally. This is a day of celebration. This is the day when citizens of Europe and the world won over unelected bureaucrats who were being wooed and lobbied by the richest corporations of the planet. The battleground wasn’t some administrative office, but the representatives of the people – the European Parliament – which decided in the end to do its job beautifully, and represent the people against special interests. The road to today’s victory was hard and by no means certain. 478 against, 39 in favor and 165 abstentions What lead us here? Six months ago, the situation looked very dark. A monster by the name of SOPA appeared in the United States. The activism carried over beautifully to defeat this monster. What comes next?

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