European Parliament Welcomed ACTAAdded: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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European Parliament has approved the controversial ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), but not before making a condition that the EU Commission prove that the introduction of the Agreement won’t have any impact on basic rights and information protection, as well as on e-commerce and the ongoing attempts of the European Union to harmonize the IP rights enforcement measures. Besides, the Parliament added that the “three-strikes” regime is completely off the table, plus the anti-camcording legislation is only “optional.”
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has seen a long and winding road, but was finally completed in October 2010 after several years of negotiations. Recently it has also passed an essential hurdle in the European Parliament, whose members have recently passed a resolution where they have effectively approved the text of the Agreement, with the votes dividing the following: 331 in favor, 294 against, and 11 abstentions.
Their resolution states that the negotiated final text really reflects the main worries that the Parliament has been expressing over recent months. Largely they were about the Agreement not going beyond or demanding changes in the current European IP rights law. Moreover, they highlighted that in this area, European legislation is already significantly more advanced than the present international standards.
Members of the European Parliament admitted that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will hardly solve the complex problem of counterfeiting, but still believe it is a move in the right direction. For those who remember the record of ACTA, it’s clear that this approval means that all of the EU’s earlier objections to the Agreement have been addressed.
One of the most important conditions was that no treaty signatory, and especially not the European Union, may be mandated to implement any kind of a “three-strikes” regime as a form of web disconnection penalty for copyright violation. In addition, the European Parliament welcomed the part where ACTA signatory countries are not demanded to make camcording a film in a theater a criminal offense, but only has it as an “option”. The last EU conditions were that the treaty shouldn’t impose any harmonization of the EU copyright, patent and trademark legislation, or harm access to legitimate, safe and affordable medicines.
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
|are you serious... there really only going to hurt there economy's more in the end.|
|You also have to remember these are the same clowns that demanded all Internet control ( domain servers ) be handed to them from the United Stats.|
They claimed they could run it better.... They claimed they are very worried that all that power ( control ) is in the USA's hands...
Interesting since the United States invented the internet we all use today.. If you invented something would you give it away?
These are also the same people who created the "Fiat" EURO and they decided what it was worth... Yep it is worth the same as toilet paper.. Interesting is how they decided it is worth $2.00 dollars; I wonder how they figured that out?
Could it be that certain countries including China, Russia and other are working to pry the worlds economy away from the dollar?
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