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ACTA Gets Death Certificate In Europe 36

Posted by samzenpus
from the end-of-the-line dept.
First time accepted submitter Seeteufel writes "The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is now officially pronounced dead in the E.U. The European Parliament broadly rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement a while ago, but there was still a court case pending at the European Court of Justice about the legality of ACTA. The Commission was open about its intent to reintroduce ACTA ratification to the Parliament after a positive Court decision. Now we learn the Commission has withdrawn its questions to the Court."
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ACTA Gets Death Certificate In Europe

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 21, 2012 @10:41AM (#42359373)

    Per your own admission, they are indeed producing something (ie, crap). Therefore, your statement about them producing nothing is wrong.

    OK, now seriously, the term "copyright kleptocracy" applies to those people who think that their defense of their intellectual property supersedes every single right and prerogative that other people may have. I have no problem with people defending what is theirs, but that does not mean that you must force innocent people to go bankrupt just to "set an example," or force your country's lawmakers to pass ill-conceived laws that, in the name of your aforementioned intellectual property, would end up crippling critical infrastructure (like for instance, the SOPA and the Internet).

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.