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Mexican Senate Votes To Drop Out of ACTA 96

Posted by samzenpus
from the outta-acta dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Mexican Senate has voted unanimously to drop out of ACTA negotiations, saying that the process has been way too secretive, left out many stakeholders and appears to deny access to knowledge and information. Of course, it's not clear if this 'non-binding resolution' actually means much, as the negotiators are not under the Senate's control. At the very least, though, it appears the Mexican Senate is going to fight to keep the country from agreeing to ACTA."
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Mexican Senate Votes To Drop Out of ACTA

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  • Re:So... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @10:33PM (#33819840)

    Why do I always feel like the Imperial March should play any time our ambassadors arrive to negotiate some new onerous "IP law" treaty with a wide-eyed, third world country?

  • by Bob9113 (14996) on Wednesday October 06, 2010 @10:36PM (#33819868) Homepage

    Heh, at this rate, it won't be long before the United States is the only country left. Then the RIAA, MPAA, and the henchmen Obama appointed to the DoJ can write whatever they want and sign us on as the sole participating nation. Signing a treaty without another nation involved has to fall somewhere in the executive branch scale between extraordinary rendition and summary execution, so it's totally legit!

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