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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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by cfgr on Tue 29th May 2012 16:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
cfgr
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2009-07-18

If I'm not mistaken, this is only for the current legislation. After the next elections, government is open for business again. It would scare me if a government can prevent future governments from voting for something.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by rexstuff on Tue 29th May 2012 17:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2007-04-06

It's not even for the current legislation; I don't know about Dutch law, but I know that over here, no court will honour legislation preventing future legislation. If necessary, they can simply appeal the current law and enact a new one.

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