Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 14:08 UTC
Legal Good news everyone! The Dutch parliament has just officially rejected ACTA. In addition, parliament has also accepted an additional motion which prohibits the government from signing similar agreements in the future. It was originally the plan to wait for the ACTA vote in the EU parliament, but a majority in the Dutch parliament felt that ACTA was too dangerous not to throw into the bin right away, EU vote or no. I'm not exactly sure what this means for ACTA as a whole, but it's my understanding that if one member state votes against ACTA - which we just did - it's effectively dead in the EU.
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Comment by Nicholas Blachford
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 30th May 2012 22:48 UTC
Nicholas Blachford
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All laws in the EU at national or EU level must comply with the European Convention on Human Rights. If they don't the governments are required to change them.

It pisses off British governments no end and I am very glad about it. They seem only too keen to take rights away.

ACTA may well of fallen foul of it and if so it would have to of been removed.

Edited 2012-05-30 22:49 UTC

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