ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is an agreement secretly negotiated by a small “club” of like-minded countries (39 countries, including the 27 of the European Union, the United States, Japan, etc). This agreement aims to establish an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet, and would create a new governing body outside existing forums, the ACTA committee.
More info about ACTA here.
The European Parliament now has an ultimate opportunity to reject ACTA, and to shape the debate on an urgent adaptation of copyright law to new cultural practices.
EDIT: The European Parliament’s main committee in charge of ACTA (INTA) just adopted its voting recommendation to the rest of the Members. Despite intense pressure, INTA adopted its final recommendation by 19 votes to 12, : The European Parliament must reject ACTA! The Parliament is now officially advised to reject ACTA during the upcoming plenary vote, scheduled for July 4th.
The way is now paved for a quick and total rejection of ACTA by the European Parliament! With a political symbol of such a global scale, the way will be open for copyright to be reformed in a positive way, in order to encourage our cultural practices instead of blindly repressing them, but citizens must remain fully mobilized in view of the plenary vote.
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