Will ACTA come again?

By | July 4, 2012
I've been hearing rumors that ACTA supporters will attempt to overrule the European Parliament decision by pushing ACTA along other channels. I certainly hope that won't happen, and that they can accept that ACTA deserves to die. While this victory is a great case for the future of the Internet, don't raise the champagne glass too quickly!

Reshared post from +Rick Falkvinge

VICTORY! ACTA suffers final, humilliating defeat in Europarl by 478-39 vote. (New article)

Today at 12:56, the European Parliament decided whether ACTA would be ultimately rejected or whether it would drag on into uncertainty. In a crushing 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 dark, hard, and by no means certain.

http://falkvinge.net/2012/07/04/victory-acta-suffers-final-humiliating-defeat-in-european-parliament/

VICTORY! ACTA Suffers Final, Humiliating Defeat In European Parliament – Falkvinge on Infopolicy
Today at 12:56, the European Parliament decided whether ACTA would be ultimately rejected or whether it would drag on into uncertainty. In a crushing 478-to-39 vote, the Parliament decided to reject A…

2 thoughts on “Will ACTA come again?

  1. Susanne Ramharter

    Oh, I think we deserve a glass of champagne – it's been a long, rough fight. Let's just not get completely drunk and complacent – as you say, we need to stay wary 😉

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