Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC
Legal While our beloved readers from the United States celebrate their independence (have a good one, guys and girls), the European Parliament has just voted against ACTA with an absolutely overwhelming majority: 478 against ACTA, 39 in favour (and 165 abstentions). I'm raising a coffee to this one, kids.
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RE: Hold the fireworks...
by LB06 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 09:40 UTC in reply to "Hold the fireworks..."
LB06
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2005-07-06

You may have submitted that some time ago but it wasn't until yesterday that the EP has officially voted.

Also, the EC has indeed indicated they will indeed pursue ACTA further, but at the moment this entails bringing it before the European Court of Justice. All they can do it tell the EC whether or not ACTA is within the confines of the European legal framework. The ECJ is not a legislative body. It will still have to go through the EP, thanks to the Lisbon Treaty.

Please get your facts straight.

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