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ACTA rejected by EU Parliament committees in crucial vote

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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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ACTA rejected by EU Parliament committees in crucial vote


www.rt.com

The European Parliament has opposed the controversial ACTA treaty, after three of its influential committees said the trade agreement should be rejected.

The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) all voted against implementing the agreement, which caused mass protests in several European countries this year.
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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Two big votes in for Freedom of expression.. ACTA rejection and giving US control to UN.. article below. Every single one of these votes which TPTW try to get through are rejected. Vigilance cannot end here. It is almost monthly that a new bill comes out spreading the same contempt.. A red alert button which was proposed by Reddit seems like a good idea until all of the corrupt politicians get the boot..

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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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You noticed this one too!


Here's another source to ponder:

Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees


Momentum against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty. A final vote by the full European Parliament is scheduled for July.

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It was signed by President Obama last year, and was expected to be approved easily in Europe. But every EU nation must sign on for it to take effect, and the treaty has been losing momentum for months. The Netherlands joins Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany in expressing reservations.

... On Thursday, three committees of the European Parliament—the industry committee, the civil liberties committee, and the legal affairs committee—all registered their disapproval of the treaty. ...


Let's hope the message becomes clear to those establishing the "new order" that their one-size-fits-all strategy of regulatory management is doomed to failure.
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Good news for a change.

Hope it keeps up!

Plenty of laws already exist for piracy so maybe they should enforce those rather than look for a backdoor approach to limit free speech.

It is time for republicanism to take the back seat so democracy can take the front seat!
edit on 5/31/2012 by EarthCitizen07 because: (no reason given)




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