"Some industry group had managed to put up a poster across the entire door, urging them to vote for adoption"
June 21, 2012 3:18 PM   Subscribe

ACTA's final E.U. committee meeting has some amusing anecdotes.

ACTA was defeated in the INTA committee meeting by 19 to 13 with only the Christian Democrats (EPP) and the Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) supporting it. ACTA will face a final parliamentary vote in about 10 days.
posted by jeffburdges (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This is excellent news (although there's still the actual vote on the treaty, and of course they'll try again later).

Thanks to our "free trade" agreement with the US, Australia's copyright laws are similar to what is required by ACTA (which our government has also signed) and they're not very good. They go far beyond anything necessary to protect copyright and are basically designed to promote restrictive trade practices and cartel-type behaviour. Go INTA committee!
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:19 PM on June 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

They go far beyond anything necessary to protect copyright

And criminalise (with extradition and jail!) copyright infringement. Yay Australian sovereignty.
posted by bystander at 1:31 AM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

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