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ACTA Gets Death Certificate In Europe 36

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 Now we learn the Commission has withdrawn its questions to the Court."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 Spottywot ( 1910658 ) on Friday December 21, 2012 @09:17AM (#42358633)

    First thought: GREAT! Second thought: It's better for them to not have a court ruling saying that some of the ACTA content violate some EU principles when they will try to re-introduce the same content in CETA.

    Yes indeed, this round is won. Now stay vigilant.

  • by bmo ( 77928 ) on Friday December 21, 2012 @09:21AM (#42358665)

    The Copyright Kleptocracy has more money, better liquor, better caviar, better boats, better golf clubs, and better organization than you. They also rely on "crisis fatigue" where people like you and me have more pressing things just trying to get through life.

    We will see another version of ACTA under a different name byJune 2013, and if that fails, another one after that, and another, etc. And should they get one actually passed, they will push the envelope, probably not even stopping at an actual death penalty (they already participate in financial death penalties).

    Kyle Reese: Listen, and understand. The Copyright Kleptocracy is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.


  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 21, 2012 @09:42AM (#42358799)

    Copyright Kleptocracy

    Typical crap from those who produce nothing.

  • by qbast ( 1265706 ) on Friday December 21, 2012 @09:43AM (#42358805)
    What copyright lobby does is throwing shit at a wall - almost every time something sticks. Even if whole shot missed (like in case of ACTA), then well - there will be another shot in half a year. See the same stuff pushed as CETA and if this somehow fails, split and attached in small pieces to unrelated bills. Sorry, in current system this fight is impossible to win.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead