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    Peachy

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    The news just reported that the EU Commission on International Trade (INTA) issued a recommendation to the EU parliament to vote "no" on ACTA.

    That's pretty much the final nail to the coffin of ACTA, as INTA was the 4th and most relevant commission to issue a recommendation to vote "no". The parliament usually votes along with the recommendations of the commissions (as the individual member often doesn't have to time to familiarize themselves with all the necessary details of the issue).

    Of course the EU Parliament may still vote differently, as they have the final say on the issue, but that's quite unlikely. So for all that's worth, consider ACTA in its current form dead as of June 21st 2012.

    Peachy

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    Very interesting. Its a good job the money of the music industry doesn't corrupt everything in politics. It's pretty concerning that they're beginning to block websites though. Even though TPB is making it as hard as it can for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicBear View Post
    Very interesting. Its a good job the money of the music industry doesn't corrupt everything in politics. It's pretty concerning that they're beginning to block websites though. Even though TPB is making it as hard as it can for them.
    Well, this year saw the rise of the Pirate Party from 0 to 8% in some state elections. Their main (and pretty much only topic) was a free internet. I think the other politicians were scared stiff by the fact that a single topic can draw that much support and actually bothered to check up on the whole topic (most of them are old enough to not even find the "on" button on a computer). And let's not forget all the protests earlier this year. Politicians react fastest when they see their ratings going for basement level in an express elevator, and all the "established" party politicians downloaded heavily into their pants when they saw how big of a share of the votes a bunch of nerds with no organization and no proper party program can gather in a couple of months with a topic they never gave a shit about. Because Party P's % of votes directly equals Party A members' probability of future unemployment.
    But mind you, we don't have a system where corporations fund poltical parties. They get money from the federal budget according to % of votes they get in elections, so the party income is directly related to how well they please the public and its opinion. Not to mention some of ACTA's rules would have been a direct violation of at least German law.

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    Poland has Ruch(movement) Palikota as alternative party, even has an office in East Görlitz/Zgorzelec. The transgender Anna Grodzka from this party is member of parliament elected in Cracow.

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    ACTA is already in play in some places. Though, most of the countries that signed have since stated some of the items on the list include violations of personal rights, so they're not going to *do* anything with it.

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    Well, they suggested to say no, so we probably won't see it as ACTA, but I guess it wont be long before we get a new name and some rewritten stuff to swallow again.

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    LittleDrummerGirl

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    Bah, an act about protecting IPs, stopping piracy, and enforcing copyright on the internet? It may be gone, but another bill that's 90% the same thing under a different label will come about in a relativistically short time.
    Last edited by LittleDrummerGirl; 03-Jul-2012 at 02:47. Reason: Had to use word 'relativistically' to sound smart. HAD TO.

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    Peachy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleDrummerBoy View Post
    Bah, an act about protecting IPs, stopping piracy, and enforcing copyright on the internet? It may be gone, but another bill that's 90% the same thing under a different label will come about in a relativistically short time.
    Then people have to go protesting again. There's enough "digital natives" old enough to vote to make an impact, and they're getting more by the day. It won't be long until the internet becomes a topic equally as important as, say, taxes or road rules.

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    LittleDrummerGirl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peachy View Post
    Then people have to go protesting again. There's enough "digital natives" old enough to vote to make an impact, and they're getting more by the day. It won't be long until the internet becomes a topic equally as important as, say, taxes or road rules.

    Peachy
    You've go that right. And who says it hasn't already?

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