ACTA Is Dead In Europe Euro Commission abandons ACTA court request:
ACTA is completely, finally, no-turning-back dead-and-buried in Europe, with the European Commission admitting that there is no realistic chance of the treaty being adopted in Europe.
The frank assessment of the future of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was made as the EC withdrew its request that the European Court of Justice examine the treatys compatibility with European law.
Earlier this year, the European Parliament rejected the treaty, so the reference to the court was already largely a moot point.
So far, only Japan has actually ratified the treaty.
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Japan is really crazy about fighting piracy, even more so than the US I think. I am somewhat wondering if this is due to anime which is "pirated" to the west in masse.
I put pirated in quotes because lots of the pirated animes are fansubs of stuff that is not available in the west due to the funky world of rights negotiations. So I dunno if its really still piracy if there was never intention to sell it outside the country.
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ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), a secret treaty masterminded by the U.S. government at the behest of media copyright protection organizations (film and music industries). It's for warrantless border search and seizures of suspected infringed content, government internet monitoring, and more. More alarming is the fact that the U.S. government, of the nations involved, was perhaps the most vocal in demanding that the treaty be kept secret from citizens worldwide. It's being pushed by Republican U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, who designed much of it.
It's a good that MAFIAA can only buy the US government so far and can't do it to European countries...
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...
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reply to FF4m3Good Riddance.