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[News] ACTA Meets Strong Opposition in the EU

  • Subject: [News] ACTA Meets Strong Opposition in the EU
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 09:12:34 +0000
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ACTA in Europarl INTA committee

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| A now very self-confident Trade Committee 
| INTA of the European Parliament cratered 
| the European top ACTA negotiator Luc 
| Devigne from the Commission DG Trade (Wed 
| 24 Feb 2010). Devigne took the interesting 
| legal position that only their âEU 
| negotiation positionâ has to reflect the 
| acquis, not the scope of the ACTA 
| negotiations as a whole.


Written Declaration presented today in Brussels 

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| "ACTA is legislation laundering on an 
| international scale, trying to covertly 
| push through what could never be passed in 
| most national parliaments" declared the 
| socialist Member of the European 
| Parliament Lambrinidis in his presentation 
| of a written declaration that aims at 
| establishing the official oppositon to 
| ACTA of EuropeÂs elected representatives. 
| He also criticized ACTAÂs intention of 
| "systematic monitoring of citizens in the 
| hands of internet service providers, 
| giving them more power than police have in 
| anti-terror operations". 


MEPS opposition to secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement grows

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| Four MEPs are spearheading a campaign to 
| force the European Commission to release 
| documents relating to the ACTA 
| negotiations that have been kept from 
| lawmakers. Led by FranÃoise Castex (S&D) 
| they complain that they heard about the 
| negotiations from reading the press and 
| are concerned that the Commission is not 
| informing Parliament and claim it has no 
| mandate to negotiate a multinational 
| treaty. 


Growing Concern From European Officials Over ACTA



EU Data Protection Supervisor Warns Against ACTA, Calls 3 Strikes Disproportionate

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| Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection
| Supervisor, has issued a 20-page opinion
| expressing concern about ACTA.  The opinion
| is a must-read and points to the prospect
| of other privacy commissioners speaking
| out.  Moreover, with the French HADOPI
| three strikes law currently held up by its
| data protection commissioner, it raises
| questions about whether that law will pass
| muster under French privacy rules.
| Given the secrecy associated with the
| process, the opinion addresses possible
| outcomes based on the information currently
| available.  The opinion focuses on three
| key issues: three strikes legislation,
| cross-border data sharing as part of
| enforcement initiatives, and transparency.


ACTA: No time for internet chapter in Mexico

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| Here is the meat:
|     The civil enforcement chapter was
|     discussed very thoroughly. It was
|     possible to agree additional language,
|     but when entering into the detail of

|     the different mechanisms (provisional
|     measures, injunctions, calculation of
|     damages) progress became slow due to
|     the different technical concepts of
|     each legal system.
|     âDue to lack of time, internet
|     discussions could not be concluded.â

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