European Union Separated Itself from ACTAAdded: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, better known as ACTA, has been secretly planned for the last several years by a number of governments of various countries, including Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the US. This agreement is about to be signed by the countries that have finished the “relevant domestic processes” in Japan. The European Commission was conducting negotiations on behalf the European Union.
In short words, ACTA aims to accommodate standardized international enforcement of IP rights. The Commission’s representative said that a nominated signatory of the agreement is still to be chosen. Moreover, ACTA must pass the European Parliament’s approval first. He also explained that since the European Union hadn’t yet finished its internal procedures authorizing the signature, it won’t be signing the agreement in Japan. The EU is accompanied by Mexico and Switzerland, which hadn’t concluded their domestic proceedings as well.
The EU excuses for the delay are that the process required translation of the agreement in all the European languages, which is not ready yet. Even after the translations are made, it will still take several months for the Union to sign the treaty. After the agreement is signed, the European Parliament will vote its consent of ACTA. Japan reminded that the European Union will have a lot of time (over a year) to sign ACTA. The signing ceremony is supposed to be attended by the representatives of all the participants in the agreement negotiations. During the ceremony, the parties that have finished relevant domestic processes will sign the treaty, which remains open for signature until May 1, 2013.
ACTA operates outside of existing trade bodies like the WTO and WIPO, and has already showed its conflict with human rights. The treaty was therefore boycotted by a group of 27 European law academics, claiming that the document is fully against the law and recommended that the European government oppose it. They point out that within the Union’s legal framework there were no provisions on criminal enforcement of IP rights, which means that ACTA is by nature outside the European law and would demand additional legislation on the European level. The critics worry that the treaty doesn’t provide for the safeguards protecting accused infringers’ rights.
October 3rd,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
|at least a couple of country's are smart enough to not take the bs that the us is trying to enforce on them|
|Damn obama is trying everything he can to screw over america... He wants us to have no rights and be socialist, Im glad Some other non 3rd world countries are refusing it, So when it passes ill have somewhere to go from this nonsense.|
|posted by (2011-10-05 17:26:32)|
|lol 1shadowwolf, pls keep your crazy storys to the US. Srsly i dont know if you are trolling, but this ACTA stuff basically puts US above all else. (Thats a new one, right?) I dont know why you shout against your president in this matter. This cleary caters to you republican nutcases. You dont have ANY idea what a socialist is. You dont. REALLY. In other parts of the world (you know the red, socialist ones, everything that has healthcare etc) - Obama would be placed among the far far right.|
ACTA is way older then obama. This is simply a move from established companys to ensure they have people under their thumb in the future.
Need some technology in the future that is imperative for survival? Np, just pay us huge amounts of money. You dont have money? Well you dont need to live then.
What you have AIDS? Np, we have medicine that will prolong your death for years! LOL YOU CANT PAY THEM? Who cares about you anyway?
You got some up and coming project and inveted some awesome technology? SCREW YOU, BASTARD! You clearly use some of our technology. Pay us 5 Million $! You dont have the money? We will sue you. You cant pay lawyers anymore after 3 years of trial? Np, WE are going to buy you. Got your technology for free too, lol!
|posted by (2011-10-07 22:27:46)|
|European arent sure yet if they are in or not but lets see what the EU do when its time||
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