Activism in the Parliament Throws Out ACTA*

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:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • European Union, and 22 members states
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States

These countries minus the E.U. have to ratify the treaty for it to become law.

Source*

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