Press review about ACTA

[EPIC][PCINpact] Anti-ACTA : Marielle Gallo denounces « a soft form of terrorism »

What is your state of mind after ACTA's rejection in committees?

This case is not over at all. There is going to be this plenary vote, for which, don't worry, I don't hold much hope. [...] Now, if this is a result of the disinformation campaign we have been enduring for the past months [...]

We're supposeed to represent citizens, but since they are busy with other things, we are supposed to think for them! [...]

[TechDirt] EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

The day before the EU's International Trade committee (INTA) recommended that the European Parliament should reject ACTA, the EU commissioner with responsibility for the treaty, Karel De Gucht, had given a speech to its members, trying to win them over. Although it was short, it turns out to be highly revealing about the European Commission's future ACTA strategy. Here's what he said:

[RussiaToday] ACTA rejected by committee in crucial blow before final EU Parliament vote

The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament recommends rejecting ACTA.

The committee rejected the controversial legislation 19 votes to 12. This is the fourth and final committee to deliver its report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and will likely affect the European Parliament’s vote early July. [...]

[BBC] European trade committee votes to reject piracy treaty

MEPs on a key European parliamentary committee have voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) by 19 votes to 12. [...]

Responding to the vote Peter Bradwell, a campaigner with the Open Rights Group, said: "MEPs have listened to the many, many thousands of people across Europe who have consistently demanded that this flawed treaty is kicked out.

[RT] 'ACTA's death would resonate worldwide'

The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament (EP) is set to adopt its opinion report on ACTA, ahead of the EP’s July 3 vote. RT discussed the controversial act with digital rights expert Jeremie Zimmermann. [...]

Jeremie Zimmermann, co-founder and spokesperson of the citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net told RT that INTA was also likely to recommend that the vote be delayed.

RT:What are the chances that INTA will support ACTA?

[TechDirt] ACTA Not Dead Yet: Supporters Make Final Push For EU Approval, May Seek Secret Ballot

Even as key committees and a bunch of elected officials in the EU Parliament have come out against ACTA, all that really matters is the final vote. And the pro-ACTA forces are making a very big push to get it approved. [...]

[EuObserver] Acta on the brink as MEPs prepare for key vote

The future of cThe future of controversial anti-counterfeit treaty Acta remains uncertain as MEPs on the European Parliament’s trade committee weigh up whether to approve or reject the deal.ontroversial anti-counterfeit treaty Acta remains uncertain as MEPs on the European Parliament’s trade committee weigh up whether to approve or reject the deal.[...]

[Ip-Watch] Anti-ACTA Protests Expected In Two Dozen Countries; Parliament Opposition Rises

All seems to come down to the numbers on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: how many protesters will turn up at the ACTA Action Day in Europe tomorrow and how many members of the European Parliament (EP) will vote for it in plenary on 3 July. Without the agreement of Parliament, ACTA will fail, at least in Europe, observers say. [...]

[TorrentFreak] Why ACTA Lives Or Dies With The Vote In The European Parliament

The draconian ACTA agreement is coming to a global showdown. In the United States, Congress won’t have a say in its ratification. In many small countries, citizens are rightfully furious. But it is in Strasbourg, in the European Parliament’s session on July 2-5, that ACTA will ultimately live or die. [...]

[ArsTechnica] Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees

Momentum against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty. A final vote by the full European Parliament is scheduled for July.

[TheInquirer] European Parliament committees vote to reject ACTA

The oppressive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) faced three votes in the European Parliament today, and has lost all three of them.

First up was a vote at the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI). ACTA was rejected there, despite being a place that Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder and spokesperson for citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net and an ACTA opponent called the "home of the copyright talibans!"

[RussiaToday] Dead on arrival? Dutch Parliament kills ACTA before EU vote

Lawmakers in Holland have voted to strike down the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), slammed by many as a free speech and information access choker. Dutch MPs have also ruled the government will never sign any such agreement. [...]

"The treaty should be taken off table, whatever the decision the European Parliament should take," said MP Kees Verhoeven, a major sponsor of Tuesday’s motion in the Dutch Parliament. [...]

[TheInquirer] MEPs are voting on ACTA this week

With the European Parliament due to vote on the repressive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) this week, anyone that opposes it is urged to tell their representative to vote Nay.

Citizens' rights and political groups the UK Pirate Party, the Open Rights Group (ORG) and the French La Quadrature Du Net have said that while much work has been done to show MEPs how much popular opposition there is to the draconian ACTA treaty, there is still time to show more. [...]

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