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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by Luminair on Tue 8th May 2012 01:19 UTC
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of course the bad guys will keep trying to pass stuff like this every year, and they only need one good day to succeed.

but isnt there an interesting story about the EU in here? I dont know how it works, but I'm imagining the power of the EU counteracting the power of american law and lobby being exported across the ocean.

small powers with no backup more readily adopt american influence wholesale

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