Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ACTA rejected by European Union vote


European Parliament has rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, by a heady 478 to 39, with 146 votes abstaining. While this doesn't mean ACTA can't become a reality elsewhere, it's a smack in the face for companies looking to crack down on internet-based copyright infringement. If ACTA had passed, its definition was so broad that it would mean the use of copyright images on websites could become an illegal act.

 Lets hope law makers don't return with a revised version of this bill. 

Oh, and here is a nice video. Made me smile.
 

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