ACTA Rejected in European Parliament

Posted on July 4, 2012

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The European Parliament has rejected ACTA in a 478 to 39 vote, making the controversial

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trade agreement effectively dead and gone — at least in its current state.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which has been called “more dangerous than SOPA,” at one point had support from many governments around the world, including the U.S., the UK and Japan.

A strong public movement against ACTA raised the awareness of its dangers, convincing some governments, such as Poland, not to ratify the agreement.

Mashable

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