[v3.co.uk] European Parliament passes resolution against ACTA

The European Parliament has passed a motion insisting that any negotiations of the controversial ACTA treaty should safeguard the rights of citizens and local ISPs. [...]

"Written Declaration 12/2010 is a strong political signal sent by the European Parliament to the Commission that ACTA is not tolerable as a way of bypassing democratic processes," said Jérémie Zimmermann, a spokesman for citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net. [...]

Gwen Hinze, international director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, added: "Let's hope that EU negotiators now recognise that ACTA should protect the fundamental rights of all citizens and net users, and not just the narrow interests of major content businesses."