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Author Topic: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA  (Read 1832 times)

eleman

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European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« on: July 04, 2012, 08:38:09 AM »
Europeans are on a row these days. Yesterday the ECJ ruling to overrule the limitations software producers impose in licenses, and now this:

The European Parliament decided to reject ACTA once and for all.

Some institutions of Europeans are surprisingly responsive to the public. Even I (a citizen of Turkey, not EU) called a member of the European Parliament, told him that I was calling from Turkey, and I had objections against ACTA. I asked him to reject the treaty, and he said he would consider it.

I don't think I could have such a civil and respectful conversation with any Turkish MP. I would receive an angry rebuke at best.

Anyway, this is good.

ed.: grammar fix
« Last Edit: July 04, 2012, 12:56:01 PM by eleman »

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 09:14:27 AM »
Great news!

and well done:
I (a citizen of Turkey, not EU) called a member of the european parliament, told him that I was calling from Turkey, and I had objections against ACTA. I asked him to reject the treaty, and he said he would consider it.
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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 11:36:28 AM »
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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 12:09:45 PM »
"So that's two for us" - but are we getting stronger or weaker? Will they spin all the parts like a Rubik's cube and succeed with a different version eventually?

But this is good, because this means that the EU Parliament is now fully aware, so hopefully if it re-emerges as a zombie it won't be the almost-skunking when people were going "huh?"

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 12:54:19 PM »
"So that's two for us" - but are we getting stronger or weaker? Will they spin all the parts like a Rubik's cube and succeed with a different version eventually?

But this is good, because this means that the EU Parliament is now fully aware, so hopefully if it re-emerges as a zombie it won't be the almost-skunking when people were going "huh?"

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 02:16:20 PM »
Won a battle - the war is far from over and the deck is stacked!

Good news for now though.

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 02:31:39 PM »
Won a battle - the war is far from over and the deck is stacked!

Good news for now though.

I *so* wish I could develop an Intellectual Property News Collectible Card Game. I see all these little things like SOPA and ACTA and the rest almost like gaming decks. The **AA's friends open their binders of pieces, pick out their favorites, and shuffle them together!

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 04:00:18 PM »
It should perhaps be noted that the European Parliament voted against the European Commission which supported ACTA  ...
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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 04:06:54 PM »
Though now that we made this milestone, and a couple of others, I might slow down and back away from this stuff for a while. I've got to catch up on personal stuff that's slid for a long time now.

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Re: European Parliament Votes to Reject ACTA
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 04:10:27 PM »
It should perhaps be noted that the European Parliament voted against the European Commission which supported ACTA  ...

AFAIK, with such a big majority, that means that the bill will not be brought to the table again (not in this form at any rate).
That is all just "AFAIK" though...
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