Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th May 2012 07:47 UTC
Legal "ACTA is effectively dead, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda admitted Friday. An official spokesman said the 'political reality' was the fight was over. Neelie Kroes, speaking at a conference in Berlin, told delegates: 'We have recently seen how many thousands of people are willing to protest against rules which they see as constraining the openness and innovation of the Internet. This is a strong new political voice. And as a force for openness, I welcome it, even if I do not always agree with everything it says on every subject. 'We are now likely to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA.'" That's how we roll, web.
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B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

It can still be back, and it will. What I find most disturbing about this is that the politicians still seem to think this is only about civil liberties vs. intellectual property enforcement.

Most people I know who are upset about ACTA are upset because of the *way* ACTA was divised --- in clandestine, secret meetings. The drafting commission was well aware that the rules and regulations drafted in ACTA would upset the people and they thought sneaking it past the electorate is their best shot of getting it through. It so clearly shows who's servants these "public servants" really are.

EDIT: formatting

Edited 2012-05-07 08:30 UTC

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