Activism in the Parliament Throws Out ACTA*
The controversial trade agreement, ACTA has been rejected by the European Parliament.
- 478 votes against
- 39 in favor of it
- 146 abstentions
Many members of parliament demonstrated as above.
ACTA or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on the surface is about protecting copyright, but it would negatively impact on Internet freedom under the guise of national security, and constitutes a building bridge towards a one government world removed of sovereignty. Signatories to ACTA includes:
- European Union, and 22 members states
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
These countries minus the E.U. have to ratify the treaty for it to become law.