After many twists and around the European Parliament rejected RECORD , also known as Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The controversial proposal was defeated 478 votes to 39, with 146 abstentions. This is great news, but we must not rest on their laurels.
The fact that the European Union has dropped her thumb ACT does not mean that the fight is over. The principles driven by the agreement can survive on their transfer to other similar initiatives, as is currently the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Anyway, the rejection of ACT in the Old World excites us because it means a big blow for corporations who believe that the only way to stop piracy is to censor the web. It is also reassuring that the highest political and judicial hear the massive public protests worldwide.
At the moment the European Parliament did not provide too many details respect to voting, although voting announced through its Twitter account.
# EP has Rejected # ACTA agreement
– European Parliament (@ Europarl_EN) July 4, 2012
who supported ACT throughout this time does not plan to keep arms Crusaders. We look forward to anything new, but in the meantime can give us your opinion in the comments area.Image via Flickr (martinkrolikowski)