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[BBC] Acta: Controversial anti-piracy agreement rejected by EU

The European Parliament has voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).
The proposed agreement sought to curb piracy, but internet campaigners said it posed a threat to online freedoms. The rejection vote followed a failed attempt to postpone the decision because of ongoing investigations into Acta by the European Court of Justice. [...]

As the decision was made, some of those in attendance held banners reading: "Hello democracy, goodbye Acta". [...]

"Without this opposition, our representatives would have waved this agreement through. It is now clear that it is becoming increasingly politically poisonous to be 'anti-internet'."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18704192