Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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Damn I'm glad
by WereCatf on Tue 9th Mar 2010 17:13 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I've been following the news on ACTA on Slashdot for ages now and the more I've heard about it the worse it's all sounding. Of course I am against piracy of all kinds, but freedom of personal rights is a lot more important and as such I am strongly against proposals like these that try to strip people of their rights just for the sake of protecting the cash flow of large corporations.

I truly dreaded that European Parliament might actually vote for ACTA and feared what it'd entail... Today, I can sigh of relief! As rare as it is, sometimes common sense prevails! ;)

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RE: Damn I'm glad
by kurgan2001 on Tue 9th Mar 2010 18:30 in reply to "Damn I'm glad"
kurgan2001 Member since:
2008-12-31

I've been following the news on ACTA on Slashdot for ages now and the more I've heard about it the worse it's all sounding. Of course I am against piracy of all kinds, but freedom of personal rights is a lot more important and as such I am strongly against proposals like these that try to strip people of their rights just for the sake of protecting the cash flow of large corporations.

I truly dreaded that European Parliament might actually vote for ACTA and feared what it'd entail... Today, I can sigh of relief! As rare as it is, sometimes common sense prevails! ;)


Agreed. I live in the U.S. with the DMCA. It's great to see that a stand is finally being taken against ACTA.

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