A European Commission vice president said on Friday a planned global pact to crack down on fake consumer goods and medicines and websites that break copyright laws would probably never come into force, because of strong opposition. […]
« We are now likely to be in a world without SOPA and without ACTA, » Neelie Kroes, the EU’s commissioner for technology and telecoms said in a speech to bloggers and web entrepreneurs in Berlin. […]
« After the tremendous mobilisation of citizens around the world against SOPA and ACTA, it would be extremely dangerous politically for the Commission to propose a new repressive scheme, » said Jeremie Zimmermann, from Internet advocacy group La Quadrature du Net.