Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 13:31 UTC
Legal A few days ago, several countries signed ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. As you are probably aware, ACTA was drafted up in secret, and is basically Obama/Biden's attempt to impose the US' draconian pro-big business/big content protection laws on the rest of the world ('sign it, or else'). The European Parliament still has to vote on it, and as such, Douwe Korff, professor of international law at the London Metropolitan University, and Ian Brown senior research fellow at the University of Oxford, performed a 90-page study, with a harsh conclusion: ACTA violates fundamental human rights.
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Comment by LB06
by LB06 on Wed 5th Oct 2011 12:03 UTC
LB06
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2005-07-06

I'm proud to see that two Dutch representatives, on behalf of ALDE, are the biggest opponents of this deal. I'm of course talking about Sophie in 't Veld and Jeanine-Plasschaert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7tqyKD3e0I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7wCDxaxxvk

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